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Mobile cellular subscriptions


China is the top country by mobile cellular subscriptions in the world. As of 2016, mobile cellular subscriptions in China was 1,364 million that accounts for 18.19 % of the world's mobile cellular subscriptions. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Indonesia, and Brazil) account for 46.88 % of it. The world's total mobile cellular subscriptions was estimated at 7,505 million in 2016.

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What is mobile cellular subscriptions?

Refers to the subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service and provides access to Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using cellular technology, including number of pre-paid SIM cards active during the past three months. This includes both analogue and digital cellular systems (IMT-2000 (Third Generation, 3G) and 4G subscriptions, but excludes mobile broadband subscriptions via data cards or USB modems. Subscriptions to public mobile data services, private trunked mobile radio, telepoint or radio paging, and telemetry services should also be excluded. This should include all mobile cellular subscriptions that offer voice communications.