Mobile Money Ecosystem in Somalia

Phone and SIM Card Ownership

In terms of mobile usage, Somalia is outperforming many of its neighbors, with 90% of Somalis above 16 owning at least one mobile phone. The vast majority of the population, or 88%, owns at least one SIM card, while a third of SIM card owners has more than one SIM card. Among the phone owners, a majority (62%) has a basic phone, while only a third owns a smartphone.

Phone ownership
Types of phones owned
SIM ownership
SIM ownership (among phone owners)
Number of SIMs per person
SIM ownership per operator