Argh! 2G is still a thing? The answer is yes, GSM/EDGE represents over 85% of the worlds population of mobile subscriptions. With large markets rapidly improving to 3G, 4G and LTE, low cost 2G remains very well entrenched in under developed countries like the Middle East and Africa. It is estimated that it will take well past 2018 for high speed cellular service to make it to these remote regions. Check out the graph below for all of he break down.