Pakistan Ranks 9th in World for Cellular Subscribers

Rank Country or region Number of mobile phones Population % of population Last updated
World World 4,100,000,000 6,797,100,000 60.6 Dec 2008
1 China 703,000,000 1,335,330,000 52.65 Aug 2009
2 India 506,044,156 1,175,710,000 43.15 Nov 2009
3 USA 276,610,580 308,505,000 89.0 June. 2009
4 Russia Russia 190,000,000 141,915,979 134 Feb. 2009
5 Brazil Brazil 173,960,000 191,480,630 90.84 Dec. 2009
6 Indonesia Indonesia 140,200,000 231,369,500 60.53 Dec. 2008
7 Japan Japan 107,490,000 127,530,000 84.11 Mar. 2009
8 Germany Germany 107,000,000 81,882,342 130.15 2009
9 Pakistan Pakistan 96,709,585 168,500,500 59.03 Nov 2009
10 Italy Italy 88,580,000 60,090,400 147.41 Dec.2008
11 Mexico Mexico 79,400,000 109,610,000 72.44 Mar.2009
12 United Kingdom UK 75,750,000 61,612,300 122.95 Dec. 2008
13 Vietnam Vietnam 70,000,000 87,375,000 80.11 2009
14 Philippines Philippines 67,900,000 92,226,600 73.62 Dec. 2008
15 Turkey Turkey 66,000,000 71,517,100 92.29 2009
16 Nigeria Nigeria 64,000,000 154,729,000 41.36 Dec. 2009
17 France France 58,730,000 65,073,842 90.25 Dec. 2008
18 Ukraine Ukraine 55,170,908 46,143,700 119.56 April. 2009
19 Thailand Thailand 51,377,000 65,000,000 79.0 2008
20 Spain Spain 50,890,000 45,828,172 111.05 Dec. 2008
21 Bangladesh Bangladesh 50,400,000 162,221,000 31.11 Aug 2009
22 South Korea South Korea 47,000,000 48,333,000 97.24 2009
23 Argentina Argentina 40,402,000 40,482,000 99.8 2007
24 South Africa South Africa 42,300,000 47,850,700 82.9 2007
25 Iran Iran 39,400,000 71,208,000 54.2 2008
26 Poland Poland 36,746,000 38,115,967 96.4 2006
27 Colombia Colombia 29,763,000 44,068,000 67.5 2006
28 Egypt Egypt 30,065,000 75,498,000 23.8 2007
29 Algeria Algeria 28,500,000 33,858,000 92 2006
30 Venezuela Venezuela 27,400,000 28,200,000 98.0 2008
31 Republic of China Taiwan 23,249,000 22,958,000 101.3 2006
32 Romania Romania 22,800,000 21,438,000 108.5 March 2008
33 Peru Peru 21,874,216 28,000,000 76.0 Mar. 2009
34 Canada Canada 21,455,000 33,487,208 64.2 2008
35 Morocco Morocco 20,029,000 34,343,000 58.4 2007
36 Australia Australia 19,760,000 21,179,211 93.3 2006
37 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 19,663,000 24,735,000 79.5 2006
38 Malaysia Malaysia 19,464,000 27,484,000 70.8 2006
39 Netherlands Netherlands 18,914,000 16,402,414 115.3 Sept. 2007
40 Chile 15,768,000 16,598,074 95 July 2008
41 Portugal 14,500,000 10,632,000 137 2008
42 Hungary 11,732,000 10,020,000 115.1 Dec. 2009
43 Hong Kong 10,550,000 7,008,900 150.5 2009
44 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 7,000,000 8,900,000 31.4 Nov 2009
45 Singapore Singapore 4,770,000 6,400,000 134 Nov 2009
46 New Zealand 4,245,000 4,173,460 101.7 2006
47 Estonia Estonia 1,982,000 1,340,602 147.8 April 2009
48 Lebanon Lebanon 1,260,000 4,017,095 31.4 2007

Souce: Wikipedia


  • Muhammad Ali

    but now cellular companies making big profit…PTA not caring abt cellular users…

  • eAhmad

    These are only sim sold out figures, in terms of quality and standards Pakistan is far behind.

  • wimaxer

    Pakistan does not have 96 mobile phones.
    instead, these are number of SIMs sold so far, 30-40% of which are unused or discarded.

  • Arsalan

    What do the figures higher than 100% in column “% of population” means?

  • ***** Saad Ahmed Mobilez *****

    Good Sharing Thank.

  • Maliha

    Pakistan’s services are one of the best, the “nay sayers” are the ones who either have never been abroad or never used a cell-phone outside of Pakistan…ignorant fools with a slave mentality. Before complaining about your country see what your English Masters can provide for you.