Almost the entire world population lives within reach of a mobile network

Mobile population coverage by type of network, 2007-2019*

Note: * ITU estimate.
Source: ITU.

Almost the entire world population (97 per cent) lives within reach of a mobile cellular signal.

82 per cent of the world’s population lives within reach of an LTE or higher mobile-broadband signal, and another 11 per cent have access to a 3G network.

While 93 per cent of the world’s population lives within reach of a mobile broadband (or Internet) service, only just over 53 per cent actually uses the Internet.

Mobile coverage by type of network, by region and development status, 2019*

Note: * ITU estimate.
Source: ITU.

More than 95 per cent of the population in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Americas is covered by a 3G or higher network.


In the Arab States, 91 per cent of the population is covered by a 3G or higher network, while in the CIS region coverage is 88 per cent, followed by Africa at 79 per cent.