Mobile Phone Penetration : Country Rankings

China and India are among the countries with the fastest growth in mobile phones. However, when it comes to its penetration in the market, these countries still lag; which also speaks of the opportunities that exist in these markets.

Here is a ranking of the top 40 countries in terms of “number of mobile phones per 100 people”. Do note that this does not exactly translate into mobile phone users since in many Indian families, one cell phone can be used by more than one person.

1. Taiwan : 106.45
2. Luxembourg : 101.34
3. Hong Kong : 92.98
4. Italy : 92.65
5. Iceland : 90.28
6. Sweden : 88.5
7. Czech Republic : 84.88
8. Finland : 84.5
9. UK : 84.89
10. Norway : 84.33
11. Greece : 83.86
12. Denmark : 83.33
13. Austria : 82.85
14. Spain : 82.28
15. Portugal : 81.94
16. Singapore : 79.14
17. Switzerland : 78.75
18. Belgium : 78.63
19. Ireland : 75.53
20. Netherlands : 72.24
21. Germany : 71.67
22. S. Korea : 67.95
23. France : 64.7
24. Hungary : 64.64
25. Australia : 63.97
26. Japan : 62.11
27. New Zealand : 61.84
28. Slovakia : 54.36
29. USA : 48.81
30. Brunei : 40.06
31. Canada : 37.72
32. Poland : 36.26
33. Malaysia : 34.88
34. Turkey : 34.75
35. Thailand : 26.04
36. Mexico : 25.45
37. Philippines : 17.77
38. China : 16.09
39. Indonesia : 5.52
40. Vietnam : 2.34

2 thoughts on “Mobile Phone Penetration : Country Rankings”

  1. Hi Srini, did your survey include any African country? Is there any result for Nigeria? Will be most interested in that. Thanks

  2. Hi ‘Wale

    I presume this was an international study and I guess Nigeria (or other African countries) did not make it to the top 40.

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