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Latin America Has More Mobile Phones Than People

Latin America has surpassed 100% mobile phone penetration. On average, there are 107 mobile phones per 100 people across the region.

However, this doesn’t mean everyone in Latin America has a phone or that there’s connectivity everywhere. According to data from Informa, many people in urban areas have more than one phone, but there are still some 178 Million people - 30% of the region’s population -  without access to mobile services.

You can customize the visualization above in Google Public Data explorer and you can access further data on mobile penetration from the World Development Indicators and the GSMA.