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March 31, 2011

The Mobile Divide Across Nations

If you have often wondered about how the  mobile phone penetration across the world, You will have your answer with this infographic. How does mobile ownership vary across the world? The latest data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) breaks down the number of people for every SIM card subscription across the different continents. Which continents are the mobile rich and which the mobile poor? 

 Nokia has taken official numbers from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and plotted them on a big, colorful world map.

Europe and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) are the most connected with about 12.5 mobile phones for every 10 people, followed by The Americas with about 9 phones for every 10 people. Worst is Africa with only 4 phones for every 10 people. The full list is below.
  • Europe: 12.5 phones for every 10 people
  • CIS: 12.5 phones for every 10 people
  • Americas: 9 phones for every 10 people
  • Arab States: 7.7 phones for every 10 people
  • Asia & Pacific: 6.7 phones for every 10 people
  • Africa: 4 phones for every 10 people