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Broadcast media a segmented market with the three major communities (Flemish, French, and German-speaking) each having responsibility for their own broadcast media; multiple TV channels exist for each community; additionally, in excess of 90% of households are connected to cable and can access broadcasts of TV stations from neighboring countries; each community has a public radio network co-existing with private broadcasters 4
Households with television 98%
Ranked 5th. About the same as United States
97.84%
Ranked 14th.

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 330.21
Ranked 14th. 17% more than United States
281.99
Ranked 22nd.

Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 82
Ranked 25th. 1% more than United States
81.03
Ranked 26th.

Internet > Internet users per thousand people 819.54
Ranked 25th. 2% more than United States
803.03
Ranked 28th.
Internet > Users per 1000 491.26
Ranked 35th.
697.1
Ranked 8th. 42% more than Belgium

Internet users 8.11 million
Ranked 11th.
245 million
Ranked 2nd. 30 times more than Belgium
News Agencies > List of news agencies <p>Belga Press Agency</p> </p>Flandersnews.be - English-language news site of Dutch-language public broadcaster</p> <p>Associated Press</p> </p>Bloomberg Business News</p> </p>UPI</p>
Personal computers > Per capita 348.04 per 1,000 people
Ranked 26th.
762.15 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Belgium

Radio > List of radio stations <p>RTBF - French-language public broadcaster; stations include La Premiere, Classic 21, and external service RTBF International</p> </p>VRT - Dutch-language public broadcaster; stations include Radio 1, Studio Brussel and external Radio Vlaanderen International (RVI)</p> </p>Belgischer Rundfunk (BRF) - German-language broadcaster</p> <p>NPR (National Public Radio) - non-commercial network of member stations; news, information and cultural programmes</p> </p>Clear Channel - America&#039;s largest commercial radio operator, owns more than 1,200 stations</p> </p>CBS Radio - major commercial operator with nearly 180 stations in major markets</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 119.39
Ranked 64th. 22% more than United States
98.17
Ranked 111th.

Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 984.39 per 1,000 people
Ranked 41st. 16% more than United States
846.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th.

Television > List of TV stations <p>RTBF - French-language public broadcaster</p> </p>VRT - Dutch-language public broadcaster</p> </p>VTM - Dutch-language commercial broadcaster</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17208922">Full Article</a> <p>ABC - major commercial network</p> </p>CBS - major commercial network</p> </p>NBC - major commercial network</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Television receivers > Per capita 463.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 25th.
803.21 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 73% more than Belgium

Televisions per 1000 454.89
Ranked 29th.
754.89
Ranked 3rd. 66% more than Belgium
Personal computers per 1000 348.04
Ranked 26th.
764.36
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Belgium

Radio broadcast stations AM 7, FM 79, shortwave 1 AM 4,789, FM 8,961, shortwave 19
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 164.68
Ranked 24th.
193.19
Ranked 18th. 17% more than Belgium

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 1,336.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 24th. 9% more than United States
1,227.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th.

Internet > Users > Per capita 502.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th.
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 38% more than Belgium

Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 415.62
Ranked 34th.
442.8
Ranked 25th. 7% more than Belgium

Televisions 4.72 million
Ranked 32nd.
219 million
Ranked 2nd. 46 times more than Belgium
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 449.18 per 1,000 people
Ranked 18th.
541.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 21% more than Belgium

Internet users > Per 100 people 68.1
Ranked 21st.
75.77
Ranked 11th. 11% more than Belgium

Internet > Internet users 8.56 million
Ranked 43th.
254.3 million
Ranked 2nd. 30 times more than Belgium
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 152.95 per 1,000 people
Ranked 24th.
198.23 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 30% more than Belgium

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 117,535 Mbps
Ranked 11th.
970,953.5 Mbps
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Belgium

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 11,278.54 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
3,306.44 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 19th.

Personal computers 3.63 million
Ranked 30th.
223.81 million
Ranked 1st. 62 times more than Belgium

Television broadcast stations 25
Ranked 19th.
2,218
Ranked 1st. 89 times more than Belgium

Television viewing 19 hours per person per wee
Ranked 10th.
28 hours per person per wee
Ranked 1st. 47% more than Belgium
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 3.24 billion min.
Ranked 15th.
82.06 billion min.
Ranked 1st. 25 times more than Belgium

Radios per 1000 778.23
Ranked 28th.
1,982.02
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Belgium
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 1,150.28
Ranked 48th. 23% more than United States
932.29
Ranked 78th.

Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $24.23 billion
Ranked 22nd.
$991.69 billion
Ranked 1st. 41 times more than Belgium

Internet > Percent using internet 82%
Ranked 23th. 1% more than United States
81.03%
Ranked 24th.

Telephones > Mobile cellular 12.54 million
Ranked 59th.
290.3 million
Ranked 3rd. 23 times more than Belgium

Radio receivers > Per capita 0.793 per capita
Ranked 24th.
2.11 per capita
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Belgium

Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 0.394
Ranked 192nd.
459.63
Ranked 20th. 1166 times more than Belgium

Telephone mainlines per 1000 460.7
Ranked 26th.
607.73
Ranked 8th. 32% more than Belgium

Newspapers > List of newspapers <p>Het Nieuwsblad - Dutch-language daily</p> </p>Het Laatste Nieuws - Dutch-language daily</p> </p>Le Soir - French-language daily</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17208922">Full Article</a> <p>USA Today - national daily</p> </p>Wall Street Journal - business daily</p> </p>Christian Science Monitor - church-owned daily</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Films produced 23
Ranked 29th.
611
Ranked 2nd. 27 times more than Belgium
Cinema attendance 21.87 million
Ranked 20th.
1.42 billion
Ranked 2nd. 65 times more than Belgium
Telephone system > General assessment highly developed, technologically advanced, and completely automated domestic and international telephone and telegraph facilities a large, technologically advanced, multipurpose communications system
Cinema attendance per capita 2.11
Ranked 17th.
4.9
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Belgium
Television receivers per 1000 463.6
Ranked 26th.
803.21
Ranked 1st. 73% more than Belgium

Cinema > Number of national feature films produced 47
Ranked 26th.
819
Ranked 3rd. 17 times more than Belgium

Internet > IP addresses per capita 1,068.08
Ranked 35th.
4,911.96
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Belgium
Average cost of local call 0.13
Ranked 13th. 44% more than United States
0.09
Ranked 3rd.
Internet > Users 5.22 million
Ranked 37th.
208 million
Ranked 2nd. 40 times more than Belgium

Internet > Internet penetration 82%
Ranked 27th. 1% more than United States
81%
Ranked 29th.
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 902.79
Ranked 29th. 32% more than United States
682.36
Ranked 50th.

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 1,155.89
Ranked 73th. 17% more than United States
987.53
Ranked 110th.

Telecoms > Telephone lines 4.63 million
Ranked 32nd.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 30 times more than Belgium

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 12.88 million
Ranked 66th.
310 million
Ranked 3rd. 24 times more than Belgium

Internet > Internet Service Providers 61
Ranked 17th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 115 times more than Belgium
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 3.68 million
Ranked 23th.
88.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 24 times more than Belgium

Cinemas > Per capita 0.045 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.
0.116 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Belgium

Cable TV subscribers 373
Ranked 2nd. 48% more than United States
252
Ranked 6th.
Telephones > Main lines in use 4.63 million
Ranked 33th.
146 million
Ranked 2nd. 32 times more than Belgium

Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 41.9
Ranked 31st.
44.41
Ranked 23th. 6% more than Belgium

Active military personnel 38,452
Ranked 54th.
1.43 million
Ranked 1st. 37 times more than Belgium
Radio receivers per 1000 793.13
Ranked 25th.
2,108.88
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Belgium

Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 902.79 per 1,000 people
Ranked 32nd. 33% more than United States
680.31 per 1,000 people
Ranked 49th.

Internet > Hosts per 1000 358.64
Ranked 15th.
1,039.15
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Belgium

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 12.31 million
Ranked 68th.
303.05 million
Ranked 3rd. 25 times more than Belgium

Radio receivers 8.07 million
Ranked 39th.
575 million
Ranked 1st. 71 times more than Belgium

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 11.82 million
Ranked 49th.
327.58 million
Ranked 3rd. 28 times more than Belgium
Television receivers 4.72 million
Ranked 31st.
219 million
Ranked 2nd. 46 times more than Belgium

Television viewing per million 1.84 hours per person per wee
Ranked 6th. 19 times more than United States
0.0973 hours per person per wee
Ranked 13th.
Television broadcast stations > Per capita 2.46 per 1 million people
Ranked 41st.
7.42 per 1 million people
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Belgium

Mobile phone subscribers 9.46 million
Ranked 39th.
201.65 million
Ranked 2nd. 21 times more than Belgium

Telephone system > International country code - 32; landing point for a number of submarine cables that provide links to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 7 (Intelsat - 3) country code - 1; multiple ocean cable systems provide international connectivity; satellite earth stations - 61 Intelsat (45 Atlantic Ocean and 16 Pacific Ocean), 5 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 4 Inmarsat (Pacific and Atlantic Ocean regions)
Internet > ISP 61
Ranked 7th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 115 times more than Belgium
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 191.33
Ranked 12th. 14% more than United States
167.13
Ranked 15th.

Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 4.63 million
Ranked 32nd.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 30 times more than Belgium

Films produced per million 2.22
Ranked 15th. 5% more than United States
2.11
Ranked 18th.
Radios 8.07 million
Ranked 40th.
575 million
Ranked 1st. 71 times more than Belgium
Internet > Hosts 3.84 million
Ranked 16th.
316 million
Ranked 1st. 82 times more than Belgium

Cinemas > Annual attendance 21.9 million
Ranked 13th.
1.47 billion
Ranked 1st. 67 times more than Belgium

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily per 1000 152.96
Ranked 24th.
198.27
Ranked 16th. 30% more than Belgium

Mobile phones 78.63 per 100 people
Ranked 18th. 61% more than United States
48.81 per 100 people
Ranked 29th.
Cinemas > Annual attendance per capita 2.14
Ranked 14th.
5.25
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Belgium

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 11,278.52 Mbps
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
3,316.04 Mbps
Ranked 19th.

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 1.71 million
Ranked 29th.
57.35 million
Ranked 4th. 34 times more than Belgium

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles 29
Ranked 39th.
1,486
Ranked 2nd. 51 times more than Belgium

Cinema > Percentage of feature films co-produced 80.85%
Ranked 8th. 7 times more than United States
11.6%
Ranked 44th.

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 1.57 million
Ranked 24th.
55.95 million
Ranked 3rd. 36 times more than Belgium

Internet > Top level domain .be .us
Information and communication technology expenditure > Current US$ > Per $ GDP 0.058$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 42nd.
0.088$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 8th. 52% more than Belgium

Cinema > Number of national feature films produced per million people 4.35
Ranked 19th. 66% more than United States
2.63
Ranked 38th.

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation per thousand people 163.71
Ranked 25th.
195.85
Ranked 19th. 20% more than Belgium

Telephone system > Domestic nationwide mobile-cellular telephone system; extensive cable network; limited microwave radio relay network a large system of fiber-optic cable, microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and domestic satellites carries every form of telephone traffic; a rapidly growing cellular system carries mobile telephone traffic throughout the country
Internet country code .be .us
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 328.59 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than United States
83.14 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 29th.

Communications > Exports of information and communications equipment > Exports of ICT equipment per 1000 $1.19 Million US dollars
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than United States
$0.54 Million US dollars
Ranked 19th.
Telephone mainlines 4.8 million
Ranked 31st.
177.95 million
Ranked 2nd. 37 times more than Belgium

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes per capita 316.36 min.
Ranked 16th. 13% more than United States
280.26 min.
Ranked 9th.

Cinemas 463
Ranked 16th.
31,640
Ranked 1st. 68 times more than Belgium

Internet > Broadband subscribers > Per capita 191.33 per 1,000 people
Ranked 12th. 15% more than United States
166.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th.

Internet > Censorship > Political filtering No evidence of filtering
Newspapers > Newspaper journalists, female per million people 41.26
Ranked 14th.
68.76
Ranked 5th. 67% more than Belgium
Internet > Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 37.23$/month
Ranked 44th. 2 times more than United States
14.95$/month
Ranked 120th.

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes > Per capita 316.34 min. per capita
Ranked 15th. 13% more than United States
279.45 min. per capita
Ranked 9th.

Internet hosts None None
Cinema > Percentage of fully nationally produced feature films 17.02%
Ranked 51st.
88.4%
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than Belgium

Information and communication technology expenditure > Current US$ > Per capita 2,214.98$ per capita
Ranked 16th.
3,851.5$ per capita
Ranked 2nd. 74% more than Belgium

Information and communication technology spending per capita > Current US$ $2,246.13
Ranked 15th.
$3,230.18
Ranked 2nd. 44% more than Belgium

Mobile cellular subscriptions 11.82 million
Ranked 49th.
270.5 million
Ranked 4th. 23 times more than Belgium

Internet > Broadband subscribers 2 million
Ranked 15th.
49.39 million
Ranked 1st. 25 times more than Belgium

Internet > Internet Service Providers per million 5.88
Ranked 51st.
24.13
Ranked 23th. 4 times more than Belgium
Pay TV subscribers 118%
Ranked 1st. 53% more than United States
77%
Ranked 5th.
Cinemas per million 45.27
Ranked 16th.
116.04
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Belgium

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 29
Ranked 36th.
1,476
Ranked 1st. 51 times more than Belgium

Internet > IP addresses 11.15 million
Ranked 33th.
1.54 billion
Ranked 1st. 138 times more than Belgium
Telecommunications revenue 2.93 % of GDP
Ranked 12th.
3.51 % of GDP
Ranked 4th. 20% more than Belgium
Telecommunications investment > Current LCU 1418000000 26836000000
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 27.66
Ranked 15th. 15% more than United States
24.02
Ranked 18th.

Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines per thousand people 415.62
Ranked 37th.
442.8
Ranked 28th. 7% more than Belgium

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions 3.52 million
Ranked 46th.
234.41 million
Ranked 1st. 67 times more than Belgium
Internet > Broadband access 1.86 million
Ranked 15th.
40.88 million
Ranked 1st. 22 times more than Belgium
Television broadcast stations per million 2.46
Ranked 44th.
7.43
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than Belgium

Communications > Telephone access > Telephone access 159.46 Number of telecommunicati
Ranked 21st.
167.48 Number of telecommunicati
Ranked 17th. 5% more than Belgium
Internet > TLD .be .us
Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 110.4
Ranked 46th. 24% more than United States
88.87
Ranked 80th.

Internet > Livejournal users 1,202
Ranked 28th.
1.29 million
Ranked 1st. 1076 times more than Belgium
Internet > Secure Internet servers 1,535
Ranked 21st.
259,881
Ranked 1st. 169 times more than Belgium

Cinema > Number of distribution companies 27
Ranked 13th.
109
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than Belgium

Cinema > Number of distribution companies per million people 2.48
Ranked 14th. 7 times more than United States
0.355
Ranked 43th.

Cinemas > Annual attendance > Per capita 2.14 per capita
Ranked 14th.
5.25 per capita
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Belgium

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile number portability > Implementation date 2002.10.01 2003.11.24
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile number portability > Price Free free
Telecommunications > Country calling code 32 1
Brothers and Sisters > International broadcasts > Series Premiere April 2007 September 24 2006
Internet > Communication technology patents 7.3 per 1000000 people
Ranked 9th.
13.1 per 1000000 people
Ranked 5th. 79% more than Belgium
Telephone subscribers per 1000 1,336.97
Ranked 21st. 9% more than United States
1,230.67
Ranked 35th.

Advertising revenue > Share of television 40%
Ranked 2nd. 8% more than United States
37%
Ranked 3rd.
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile penetration 33.7%
Ranked 48th.
74.7%
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Belgium
Internet > Secure servers 4.3 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
37.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than Belgium
E-Government rating 45.3
Ranked 54th.
60.1
Ranked 4th. 33% more than Belgium
Internet > Internet charges $62.00
Ranked 1st. 72% more than United States
$36.00
Ranked 15th.
Population covered by mobile telephony 99%
Ranked 19th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 28th.

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily per million 2.83
Ranked 31st.
5.23
Ranked 20th. 85% more than Belgium

Newspapers > Newspaper journalists 1,528
Ranked 23th.
54,134
Ranked 3rd. 35 times more than Belgium

Television reception through satellite 4%
Ranked 18th.
12%
Ranked 10th. 3 times more than Belgium
Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per capita 146.39 per 1 million people
Ranked 39th.
869.2 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than Belgium

Internet > Web sites 13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th.
63.7 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Belgium
Telecommunications > Telephone > Landlines 4.46 million
Ranked 34th.
114 million
Ranked 2nd. 26 times more than Belgium
Internet > Livejournal users per million 115.34
Ranked 61st.
4,415.29
Ranked 3rd. 38 times more than Belgium
Television reception through cable 96%
Ranked 1st. 43% more than United States
67%
Ranked 5th.
Website defacements per million 9.43
Ranked 17th. 6 times more than United States
1.51
Ranked 69th.
Internet > Linux web servers 60
Ranked 23th.
11,108
Ranked 1st. 185 times more than Belgium
Website defacements 97
Ranked 19th.
429
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Belgium
Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 673.57
Ranked 30th.
1,474.08
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than Belgium

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 34.11
Ranked 10th. 22% more than United States
28.03
Ranked 22nd.

Newspapers > Newspaper journalists per million people 146.63
Ranked 25th.
183.18
Ranked 15th. 25% more than Belgium

Phone system > International dialling code +32 +1
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions per thousand people 337.08
Ranked 47th.
740.25
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than Belgium
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per thousand people 1,105.12
Ranked 85th. 14% more than United States
965.4
Ranked 113th.

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily > Per capita 2.83 per 1 million people
Ranked 30th.
5.23 per 1 million people
Ranked 19th. 85% more than Belgium

Internet servers using encryption > Per 1 million people 310.32
Ranked 31st.
1,234.13
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than Belgium

Internet servers using encryption 3,348
Ranked 21st.
378,887
Ranked 1st. 113 times more than Belgium

Telecommunications employment 0.72%
Ranked 8th.
0.86%
Ranked 4th. 19% more than Belgium
ICT service > Exports > BoP > Current US$ $7.93 billion
Ranked 10th.
$22.44 billion
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Belgium

Internet usage % > 2007 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_number_of_internet_users">67.3</a> Uzbekistan
Idol series > Idol around the world > Winners <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idool_2003">Season 1, 2003</a> : Peter Evrard <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idool_2004">Season 2, 2004</a> : Joeri Fransen <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idool_2007">Season 3, 2007</a> : In progress <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_1%29">Season 1, 2002</a> : Kelly Clarkson <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_2%29">Season 2, 2003</a> : Ruben Studdard <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_3%29">Season 3, 2004</a> : Fantasia Barrino <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_4%29">Season 4, 2005</a> : Carrie Underwood <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_5%29">Season 5, 2006</a> : Taylor Hicks <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_6%29">Season 6, 2007</a> : In progress
Television reception by terrestrial means 0.0
Ranked 18th.
21%
Ranked 13th.
Internet > ISP per million 5.95
Ranked 37th.
24.34
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Belgium
World music market > Digital Singles Sales Share in 2005 < 0.2% 85%
Telephone subscribers > Per capita 1,336.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 24th. 9% more than United States
1,227.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th.

Newspapers > Newspaper journalists, female 430
Ranked 9th.
20,320
Ranked 1st. 47 times more than Belgium
Resident Evil > Extinction > Release Information > Release date October 24 2007 September 21 2007
Telephone system > Regulation 1993 1934
Television revenue from subscriptions 12%
Ranked 13th.
44%
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Belgium
Broadcasters of Medium > Broadcasters > Premi&egrave;re June 15, 2006 January 3, 2005
Telephone lines > Per 100 people 41.62
Ranked 31st.
50.81
Ranked 17th. 22% more than Belgium

Telephone subscribers 13.93 million
Ranked 35th.
360.35 million
Ranked 2nd. 26 times more than Belgium

Telephone subscribers per employee 586.02
Ranked 29th. 70% more than United States
345.72
Ranked 61st.

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 2.05% GDP
Ranked 116th.
2.67% GDP
Ranked 96th. 30% more than Belgium

Newspapers > Female newspaper journalists per million people 41.26
Ranked 14th.
68.76
Ranked 5th. 67% more than Belgium
Television standard > UHF PAL H NTSC M
Newspapers > Male newspaper journalists 1,098
Ranked 9th.
33,814
Ranked 1st. 31 times more than Belgium
Internet > ISP > Per capita 5.95 per 1 million people
Ranked 29th.
24.27 per 1 million people
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Belgium
Internet > IP addresses (share) 0.3
Ranked 26th.
35.9
Ranked 1st. 120 times more than Belgium
Phone subscribers 1,243.79
Ranked 15th. 11% more than United States
1,117.9
Ranked 22nd.
Internet > Linux web servers per million 5.83
Ranked 38th.
38.98
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than Belgium
Telephone employees > Total > Per capita 2.28 per 1,000 people
Ranked 26th.
3.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 56% more than Belgium

Telephone mainlines > Per capita 460.7 per 1,000 people
Ranked 29th.
605.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 32% more than Belgium

Telecommunications revenue > Current LCU 5911000000 291122000000
Music sales > Singles > Millions 0.7
Ranked 7th.
1.2
Ranked 5th. 71% more than Belgium

Newspapers > Male newspaper journalists per million people 105.36
Ranked 13th.
114.42
Ranked 6th. 9% more than Belgium
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles per million people 2.78
Ranked 62nd.
5.08
Ranked 42nd. 82% more than Belgium

Royalties and fees $76.40
Ranked 10th.
$134.30
Ranked 5th. 76% more than Belgium
Internet > Secure Internet servers per million 145.53
Ranked 37th.
870.97
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than Belgium

Newspapers > Newspaper journalist gender ratio 39.16
Ranked 17th.
60.09
Ranked 4th. 53% more than Belgium
Newspapers > Female newspaper journalists 430
Ranked 9th.
20,320
Ranked 1st. 47 times more than Belgium
ICT service > Exports > % of service > Exports > BoP 44.13%
Ranked 15th. Twice as much as United States
22.13%
Ranked 60th.

Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service > Exports 47.79%
Ranked 19th. 11% more than United States
43.14%
Ranked 26th.

Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 38.29%
Ranked 33th. 28% more than United States
30.02%
Ranked 58th.

Internet > Hosts > Per capita 369.19 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.
1,040.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Belgium

Telephone lines 4.46 million
Ranked 30th.
154.65 million
Ranked 3rd. 35 times more than Belgium

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 2.96 million
Ranked 20th.
73.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 25 times more than Belgium

ICT goods imports > % total goods imports 3.98%
Ranked 96th.
12.49%
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than Belgium

ICT goods > Exports > % of total goods > Exports 2.88%
Ranked 49th.
12.78%
Ranked 16th. 4 times more than Belgium

Television standard > VHF PAL B NTSC M
Telephone faults > Per 100 mainlines 5.94 per 100 mainlines
Ranked 38th.
13.24 per 100 mainlines
Ranked 26th. 2 times more than Belgium

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 18.88$/month
Ranked 27th. 4 times more than United States
5.21$/month
Ranked 153th.

Telecoms > Telephone lines > Per 100 people 42.93
Ranked 28th.
44.02
Ranked 25th. 3% more than Belgium

Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 33.12$/month
Ranked 6th. 32% more than United States
25.02$/month
Ranked 26th.

Communications > Exports of information and communications equipment > Exports of ICT equipment $12,814.80 Million US dollars
Ranked 16th.
$164,622.86 Million US dollars
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than Belgium
Communications > Exports of information and communications equipment > Exports of ICT equipment, % of GDP 2.71e-06%
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than United States
1.18e-06%
Ranked 22nd.
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 23.99%
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than United States
9.22%
Ranked 87th.

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. 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