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Telecomm Services - Mobile cellular subscriptions


China is the top country by mobile cellular subscriptions in the world. As of 2015, mobile cellular subscriptions in China was 1,291 million number that accounts for 18.00 % of the world's mobile cellular subscriptions. The top 5 countries (others are India, the United States of America, Indonesia, and Brazil) account for 45.58 % of it. The world's total mobile cellular subscriptions was estimated at 7,179 million number in 2015.

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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.