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Media Stats: compare key data on European Union & United States

Definitions

  • Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people: Daily newspapers refer to those published at least four times a week and calculated as average circulation (or copies printed) per 1,000 people."
  • Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users (per 100 people). Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Internet > Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Internet > Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Telecoms > 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.
  • Telecoms > 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.
  • Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita: The total number of main telephone lines in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000: The total number of main telephone lines in use. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use.
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Television broadcast stations: This entry gives the total number of separate broadcast stations plus any repeater stations.
  • Internet > IP addresses per capita: Number of IPv4 internet address allocated per 1000 residents.
  • Internet > Users: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months.
  • Telecoms > 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.
  • Telecoms > 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.
  • Telecoms > 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.
  • Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology.
  • Telephones > Main lines in use: The total number of main telephone lines in use.
  • Internet > Hosts per 1000: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet > Hosts: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
  • Information and communication technology spending per capita > Current US$: Information and communications technology expenditures include computer hardware (computers, storage devices, printers, and other peripherals); computer software (operating systems, programming tools, utilities, applications, and internal software development); computer services (information technology consulting, computer and network systems integration, Web hosting, data processing services, and other services); and communications services (voice and data communications services) and wired and wireless communications equipment."
  • 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."
  • Internet > IP addresses: Number of IPv4 internet addresses allocated to each country.
  • Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology."
  • Television broadcast stations per million: This entry gives the total number of separate broadcast stations plus any repeater stations. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Internet > TLD: This entry includes the two-letter codes maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the ISO 3166 Alpha-2 list and used by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to establish country-coded top-level domains (ccTLDs).
  • 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."
  • Internet servers using encryption: Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions.
  • Internet servers using encryption > Per 1 million people: Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions.
  • Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers (per 100 people). Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology.
  • Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people: Secure Internet servers (per 1 million people). Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions.
  • Internet > Hosts > Per capita: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • ICT service > Exports > BoP > Current US$: Information and communication technology service exports include computer and communications services (telecommunications and postal and courier services) and information services (computer data and news-related service transactions).
  • 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.
  • Telecoms > 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.
  • Internet > IP addresses (share): Share of IPv4 internet addresses allocated per country.
  • ICT service > Exports > % of service > Exports > BoP: ICT service exports (% of service exports, BoP). Information and communication technology service exports include computer and communications services (telecommunications and postal and courier services) and information services (computer data and news-related service transactions).
  • 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.
  • ICT goods imports > % total goods imports: Information and communication technology goods imports include telecommunications, audio and video, computer and related equipment; electronic components; and other information and communication technology goods. Software is excluded."
  • ICT goods > Exports > % of total goods > Exports: Information and communication technology goods exports include telecommunications, audio and video, computer and related equipment; electronic components; and other information and communication technology goods. Software is excluded."
STAT European Union United States HISTORY
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 203.43
Ranked 17th. 5% more than United States
193.19
Ranked 18th.

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 270.75
Ranked 24th.
281.99
Ranked 22nd. 4% more than European Union

Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 75.28
Ranked 34th.
81.03
Ranked 26th. 8% more than European Union

Internet > Users > Per capita 507.56 per 1,000 people
Ranked 24th.
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 37% more than European Union

Internet > Users per 1000 494.84
Ranked 23th.
697.1
Ranked 8th. 41% more than European Union

Internet users > Per 100 people 61.79
Ranked 29th.
75.77
Ranked 11th. 23% more than European Union

Radio broadcast stations AM 930, FM 13,655, shortwave 71 (1998); note - sum of individual country radio broadcast stations; there is also a European-wide station (Euroradio) AM 4,789, FM 8,961, shortwave 19
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 125.5
Ranked 45th. 28% more than United States
98.17
Ranked 111th.

Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 449.05
Ranked 24th. 1% more than United States
442.8
Ranked 25th.

Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 520.84 per 1,000 people
Ranked 20th.
541.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 4% more than European Union

Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 478.81
Ranked 19th. 4% more than United States
459.63
Ranked 20th.

Telephones > Mobile cellular 466 million
Ranked 1st. 61% more than United States
290.3 million
Ranked 3rd.

Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 1,019.8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th. 20% more than United States
846.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th.

Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 937.5
Ranked 25th. 1% more than United States
932.29
Ranked 78th.

Television broadcast stations 2,700
Ranked 1st. 22% more than United States
2,218
Ranked 1st.

Internet > IP addresses per capita 16.86
Ranked 170th.
4,911.96
Ranked 2nd. 291 times more than European Union
Internet > Users 247 million
Ranked 1st. 19% more than United States
208 million
Ranked 2nd.

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 1,249.31
Ranked 46th. 27% more than United States
987.53
Ranked 110th.

Telecoms > Telephone lines 228.02 million
Ranked 2nd. 64% more than United States
139 million
Ranked 2nd.

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 634.36 million
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
310 million
Ranked 3rd.

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 137.48 million
Ranked 2nd. 55% more than United States
88.52 million
Ranked 2nd.

Telephones > Main lines in use 238 million
Ranked 2nd. 63% more than United States
146 million
Ranked 2nd.

Internet > Hosts per 1000 0.0629
Ranked 162nd.
1,039.15
Ranked 2nd. 16512 times more than European Union

Internet > Hosts 31,693
Ranked 81st.
316 million
Ranked 1st. 9971 times more than European Union

Internet hosts 140277 None
Information and communication technology spending per capita > Current US$ $1,860.64
Ranked 19th.
$3,230.18
Ranked 2nd. 74% more than European Union

Mobile cellular subscriptions 607.15 million
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
270.5 million
Ranked 4th.

Internet > IP addresses 8.49 million
Ranked 36th.
1.54 billion
Ranked 1st. 182 times more than European Union
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 22.94
Ranked 23th.
24.02
Ranked 18th. 5% more than European Union

Television broadcast stations per million 5.58
Ranked 13th.
7.43
Ranked 15th. 33% more than European Union

Internet > TLD .eu (effective 2005); note - see country entries of member states for individual country codes .us
Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 122.2
Ranked 30th. 38% more than United States
88.87
Ranked 80th.

Internet servers using encryption 148,643
Ranked 2nd.
378,887
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than European Union

Internet servers using encryption > Per 1 million people 340.3
Ranked 28th.
1,234.13
Ranked 6th. 4 times more than European Union

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 27.15
Ranked 24th.
28.03
Ranked 22nd. 3% more than European Union

Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 736.64
Ranked 29th.
1,474.08
Ranked 19th. Twice as much as European Union

Internet > Hosts > Per capita 0.065 per 1,000 people
Ranked 182nd.
1,040.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 16001 times more than European Union

ICT service > Exports > BoP > Current US$ $141.05 billion
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than United States
$22.44 billion
Ranked 3rd.

Telephone lines > Per 100 people 45.3
Ranked 21st.
50.81
Ranked 17th. 12% more than European Union

Telecoms > Telephone lines > Per 100 people 45.11
Ranked 24th. 2% more than United States
44.02
Ranked 25th.

Internet > IP addresses (share) 0.2
Ranked 37th.
35.9
Ranked 1st. 179 times more than European Union
ICT service > Exports > % of service > Exports > BoP 36.3%
Ranked 26th. 64% more than United States
22.13%
Ranked 60th.

Telephone lines 225.09 million
Ranked 2nd. 46% more than United States
154.65 million
Ranked 3rd.

ICT goods imports > % total goods imports 8.78%
Ranked 34th.
12.49%
Ranked 15th. 42% more than European Union

ICT goods > Exports > % of total goods > Exports 7.41%
Ranked 21st.
12.78%
Ranked 16th. 72% more than European Union

SOURCES: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; 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. 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.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. 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.; 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.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; 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.; World Information Technology and Services Alliance, Digital Planet: The Global Information Economy, and Global Insight, Inc.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; Netcraft (http://www.netcraft.com/).; Netcraft (http://www.netcraft.com/) and World Bank population estimates.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.; International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files. World Bank World Development Indicators.; United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database.

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