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  • Investment in telecoms with private participation > Current US$: Investment in telecoms with private participation (current US$). Investment in telecom projects with private participation covers infrastructure projects in telecommunications that have reached financial closure and directly or indirectly serve the public. Movable assets and small projects are excluded. The types of projects included are operations and management contracts, operations and management contracts with major capital expenditure, greenfield projects (in which a private entity or a public-private joint venture builds and operates a new facility), and divestitures. Investment commitments are the sum of investments in facilities and investments in government assets. Investments in facilities are the resources the project company commits to invest during the contract period either in new facilities or in expansion and modernization of existing facilities. Investments in government assets are the resources the project company spends on acquiring government assets such as state-owned enterprises, rights to provide services in a specific area, or the use of specific radio spectrums. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Investment in telecoms with private participation > Current US$ per capita: Investment in telecoms with private participation (current US$). Investment in telecom projects with private participation covers infrastructure projects in telecommunications that have reached financial closure and directly or indirectly serve the public. Movable assets and small projects are excluded. The types of projects included are operations and management contracts, operations and management contracts with major capital expenditure, greenfield projects (in which a private entity or a public-private joint venture builds and operates a new facility), and divestitures. Investment commitments are the sum of investments in facilities and investments in government assets. Investments in facilities are the resources the project company commits to invest during the contract period either in new facilities or in expansion and modernization of existing facilities. Investments in government assets are the resources the project company spends on acquiring government assets such as state-owned enterprises, rights to provide services in a specific area, or the use of specific radio spectrums. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Investment in telecoms with private participation > Current US$, % of GDP: Investment in telecoms with private participation (current US$). Investment in telecom projects with private participation covers infrastructure projects in telecommunications that have reached financial closure and directly or indirectly serve the public. Movable assets and small projects are excluded. The types of projects included are operations and management contracts, operations and management contracts with major capital expenditure, greenfield projects (in which a private entity or a public-private joint venture builds and operates a new facility), and divestitures. Investment commitments are the sum of investments in facilities and investments in government assets. Investments in facilities are the resources the project company commits to invest during the contract period either in new facilities or in expansion and modernization of existing facilities. Investments in government assets are the resources the project company spends on acquiring government assets such as state-owned enterprises, rights to provide services in a specific area, or the use of specific radio spectrums. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Mobile cellular subscriptions: Mobile cellular subscriptions. Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people: Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people). Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000: Mobile cellular subscriptions. Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Telephone lines: Telephone lines. Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange. Integrated services digital network channels ands fixed wireless subscribers are included.
  • Telephone lines > Per 100 people: Telephone lines (per 100 people). Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange. Integrated services digital network channels ands fixed wireless subscribers are included.
  • Telephone lines per 1000: Telephone lines. Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange. Integrated services digital network channels ands fixed wireless subscribers are included. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT China India HISTORY
Investment in telecoms with private participation > Current US$ 0.0
Ranked 102nd.
$3.72 billion
Ranked 3rd.

Investment in telecoms with private participation > Current US$ per capita 0.0
Ranked 102nd.
$3.01
Ranked 78th.

Investment in telecoms with private participation > Current US$, % of GDP 0.0
Ranked 102nd.
0.202%
Ranked 65th.

Mobile cellular subscriptions 1.1 billion
Ranked 1st. 27% more than India
864.72 million
Ranked 2nd.

Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 81.26
Ranked 138th. 18% more than India
68.72
Ranked 152nd.

Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 814.4
Ranked 140th. 16% more than India
699.22
Ranked 148th.

Telephone lines 278.86 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than India
31.08 million
Ranked 10th.

Telephone lines > Per 100 people 20.6
Ranked 80th. 8 times more than India
2.47
Ranked 158th.

Telephone lines per 1000 206.46
Ranked 78th. 8 times more than India
25.13
Ranked 157th.

SOURCES: World Bank, Private Participation in Infrastructure Project Database (http://ppi.worldbank.org).; World Bank, Private Participation in Infrastructure Project Database (http://ppi.worldbank.org). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Bank, Private Participation in Infrastructure Project Database (http://ppi.worldbank.org). GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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