this is a list of countries by smartphone penetration in 2018. Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people) from the world bank data. At the end of 2014, the penetration rate was estimated at 109 over a population estimate of 39. The telecom regulator in algeria is autorité de régulation de la poste et des télécommunications (arpt). definition this entry gives the estimated number of mobile phone lines per 100 people. By 2023, mobiles contribution in the middle east and north africa (mena) region will reach just over 220 billion as countries increasingly benefit from the improvements in productivity and efficiency brought about by the increased take-up of mobile services. The smartphone penetration rate as share of population in pakistan was forecasted at 51 percent for 2020, five times higher than in 2014. how many mobile phones are there in the world? This statistic shows the number of mobile phone users worldwide 2015-2020. Covering over 818 mobile network operators and 222 countries worldwide the 2g, 3g & 4g mobile network subscriptions, spectrum licensing, ownership, infrastructure contracts & handset shipments. However, penetration on a unique subscriber basis (a better proxy for individual ownership) is much lower at around 30 (see figure 1 below). There is significant variation within the country, with a strong urban-rural divide (urban ownership is around 1.). burma has ranked last for telephones mobile cellular per capita since 2005.