Media > Telephones Stats: compare key data on China & India


Main lines in use 285.12 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than India
32.69 million
Ranked 10th.

Main lines in use > Per capita 276.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 6 times more than India
45.45 per 1,000 people
Ranked 122nd.

Main lines in use per 1000 235.63
Ranked 67th. 8 times more than India
Ranked 4th.

Mobile cellular 986.25 million
Ranked 1st. 10% more than India
893.86 million
Ranked 2nd.

Mobile cellular > Per capita 414.03 per 1,000 people
Ranked 95th. 61% more than India
257.91 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th.

Mobile cellular per 1000 561.12
Ranked 127th. 1% more than India
Ranked 4th.

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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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