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Mobile & Wireless

Russia, Montenegro top for mobile penetration in Europe

Tuesday 10 September 2013 | 16:48 CET | News
Montenegrins and Russians are the most intensive users of mobile phones, while residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina are at the bottom of the list, according to the latest global competitiveness index from the World Economic Forum, reported by Turkish agency Anadolu. The survey found that Montenegro has the highest penetration of mobile users among Western Balkan countries, with a penetration rate of 178 percent. This places Montenegro ninth place globally. Croatia is second in the region and 65th in the WEF global ranking, with a 113 percent penetration rate. The lowest penetration was recorded in Serbia (93% and 103 out of 148 countries polled) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (89% and 109 on the global list). 

Across Europe, the highert penetration rates were in Russia, Montenegro, Finland, Austria and Italy, while the lowest mobile penetration rates were in Bosnia, Serbia, France, Cyprus and Latvia. The WEF study named Hong Kong as the country with the highest mobile penetration worldwide, at 228 percent. The top ten list also includes Kuwait, Gabon, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Suriname, Oman, Montenegro and Kazakhstan. The lowest penetration was in Chad, Mozambique, Malawi, Burundi, Ethiopia (24%) and Myanmar (11%).


Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: World
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