this list ranks the countries of the world by the number of mobile phone numbers in use. Note that it is not the number of phone devices that are being given here, but the number of phone numbers in a country. 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. 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). how many mobile phones are there in the world? This statistic shows the number of mobile phone users worldwide 2015-2020. The smartphone penetration rate as share of population in pakistan was forecasted at 51 percent for 2020, five times higher than in 2014. Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people) from the world bank data. The united states and its partners continue to face a growing number of global threats and challenges. The cias mission includes collecting and analyzing information about high priority national security issues such as international terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber attacks, international organized crime and narcotics trafficking, regional conflicts. 1,340,598,447 population estimate for africa in 2020 - area 32,221,532 sq km. Mobile cellular penetration rates in the mediterranean partner countries studied are very high, almost 100 or above in some cases.