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Media > Telecommunications > Telephone Stats: compare key data on France & United States

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STAT France United States HISTORY
Fixed telephone lines 39.29 million
Ranked 7th.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than France

Fixed telephone lines per thousand people 598.05
Ranked 10th. 35% more than United States
442.8
Ranked 28th.

Landlines 36.43 million
Ranked 7th.
114 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than France
Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 61.45
Ranked 4th. 38% more than United States
44.41
Ranked 23th.

Mobile phone > Mobile number portability > Implementation date 2003.06.30 2003.11.24
Mobile phone > Mobile number portability > Price Free free
Mobile phone > Mobile penetration 52.2%
Ranked 27th.
74.7%
Ranked 9th. 43% more than France
Mobile phone > Mobile phones 72.18 million
Ranked 19th.
327.58 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than France
Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions 34.23 million
Ranked 10th.
234.41 million
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than France
Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions per thousand people 519.07
Ranked 27th.
740.25
Ranked 9th. 43% more than France
Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 62.28 million
Ranked 22nd.
303.05 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than France

Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per thousand people 947.99
Ranked 116th.
965.4
Ranked 113th. 2% more than France

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. 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.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of telephone lines in use; International Telecommunications Union; Wikipedia: Mobile number portability (America); Wikipedia: List of countries by number of broadband Internet subscriptions (List of countries) ("Active mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 2012" , Dynamic Report, ITU ITC EYE, International Telecommunication Union . Retrieved on 29 June 2013.); Wikipedia: List of countries by number of mobile phones in use; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of broadband Internet subscriptions (List of countries) (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013); Wikipedia: List of countries by number of broadband Internet subscriptions (List of countries) (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). 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 Telecommunications Union. Source tables; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables. 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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