Definition: This entry gives the estimated number of mobile phone lines per 100 people. It is also known as the mobile phone penetration rate.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Telephones - mobile cellular per capita map
VIDEO Presentation: World Phone, the new Uber and AirBNB of roaming telephony
ITWire - 7/30/2015 4:51:37 PM
‘Corona’ delivers what Norwood says is ‘the world’s most advanced international roaming solution leveraging non-cellular networks,’, integrating ‘mobile devices ... with high-quality phone networks in more than 90 countries.’
TeleGeography: Mobile subscriber numbers fall in Europe due to saturation
FierceWireless - 7/28/2015 11:56:20 PM
Europe has the highest mobile penetration of any other region in the world at 138 per ... wireless subscribers. TeleGeography noted that the Asian mobile market is still far from saturated, however, as there are over 270 million people without a mobile phone.
Internet, cell phones linked to poverty alleviation
Daily Times - 7/20/2015 2:33:09 PM
He said that according to a study of 120 countries conducted by the World Bank, a 10 per cent increase in mobile phone penetration results in a ... and opportunity costs. Cell phones have resulted in continued economic and social progress in low-income ...
At 1.29 bn, China's cellular phone user base covers 94.5% of its population
Domain-b - 7/20/2015 12:52:56 PM
China's number of mobile phone users had crosed 1.29 billion, or 94.5 per cent of the country's population, by the end of June 2015, with the first half of the year adding 6.88 million new users. China, the world's largest cellular phone market ...
Finland Shows Why Many Europeans Think Americans Are Wrong About the Euro
New York Times - 7/19/2015 11:59:51 PM
Nokia has gone from the world’s largest mobile phone maker to an afterthought ... a Finnish banking crisis and economic depression, we were a top 30 country in the world in per capita G.D.P.,” he said. “Then we opened up; we became members of ...
Facebook Won’t Be An ISP, But Built An Internet-Shooting Drone For Carriers
TechCrunch - 7/30/2015 8:47:50 PM
Instead, Facebook plans to work with carriers around the world ... country with connectivity. Facebook and Google are racing because both want people to remember them as the company that granted them the Internet. Why not just use traditional cell phone ...
Nigeria, others need high tech mobile infrastructure to boost growth’
The Guardian - Nigeria - 7/23/2015 7:30:15 PM
Recalled that the Nigerian environment struggled with barely 500,000 telephone lines as at the end of 2001, today, its fast adoption of modern cellular ... by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, has shown that 51 per cent of Ghanaians ...
Vietnam's mobile game market tops SE Asia, poised to grow
Thanh Nien News - 7/20/2015 5:29:07 AM
By that time, mobile games' sales will surpass PC and web games, accounting for 60 percent of the whole gaming market in Vietnam, they said. One of the country's advantages, according to experts, is that Vietnam has up to 134 million cell phone subscribers ...
Battle against call drops: Bharti CEO writes to crowdsource cell sites
AFAQS - 7/31/2015 1:05:32 AM
India has among the most congested networks in the world. It is the second-largest mobile phone market by users ... while in most European countries it is three MHz to six MHz per million customers. On an average, Chinese telcos hold 60-100 MHz of spectrum ...
Can technology free developing countries from light poverty?
theguardian.com - 7/30/2015 9:13:29 AM
Looked at another way, the unelectrified poor spend 100- to 1,000-times as much per unit ... to scale-up. Mobile money has fit very well in this context, and pay-as-you-go technologies are now enabling consumers to make micro-payments by phone, in some ...
Global mobile subs surpass 7bn
Advanced Television - 7/29/2015 8:17:24 AM
Between Q1 2014 and Q1 2015, Asia added 194 million subscribers, or over 60 per cent of net new global wireless subscribers. Still however, the Asian mobile market is far from saturated, as there are over 270 million people without a mobile phone.
BITC invites ICT investors
biztechafrica.com - 7/30/2015 6:28:51 AM
Botswana has entered into multi-trade agreements with countries or areas around the world through which certain ... particularly in mobile cellular services, which outpaces the development of fixed telephone lines and internet service provision.
Airports with best, worst cell service
Philadelphia Daily News - 7/23/2015 11:55:06 PM
If you use your phone while waiting ... busiest airports based on their mobile network performance. While many airports, including Philadelphia International, offer free WiFi to travelers, passengers often turn to the cellular networks if the WiFi service ...
Canadian wireless prices rising at 3X inflation: Report
IT Business - 7/22/2015 11:56:17 PM
It found Canadians pay among the highest prices in the world ... of 2.3 per cent. New entrants such as Wind Mobile were as much as 50 per cent cheaper than the incumbents of Bell, Rogers and Telus, added OpenMedia. “Most Canadian cell phone users don ...
ASIA: Vietnam leading Southeast Asia in mobile game revenues
MCV Pacific - 7/22/2015 1:37:41 AM
According to analysts, one of the country's advantages is that Vietnam has up to 134 million cell phone subscribers ... although Vietnam's per capita income is much lower. According to the VnEconomy report, in 2014 nearly 80 mobile games were released ...