At least 87% of the world’s rural population has cell phone coverage

According to the ITU:

In 2003, only 23 per cent of rural populations in Africa were covered by a mobile cellular signal; this coverage had improved to 79 per cent by the end of 2012. Mobile cellular coverage in Asia nearly doubled from 45 per cent in 2003 to 87 per cent by the end of 2012. Even in Oceania where some of the most remote countries in the world are located, 84 per cent of rural populations were covered by a mobile cellular signal by the end of 2012, up from 60 per cent in 2003. [link]

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