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  • 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 France United States HISTORY
Mobile cellular subscriptions 62.28 million
Ranked 21st.
310 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than France

Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 98.14
Ranked 112th.
98.17
Ranked 111th. The same as France

Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 947.99
Ranked 118th.
987.53
Ranked 110th. 4% more than France

Telephone lines 39.29 million
Ranked 7th.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than France

Telephone lines > Per 100 people 61.92
Ranked 5th. 41% more than United States
44.02
Ranked 25th.

Telephone lines per 1000 598.05
Ranked 8th. 35% more than United States
442.8
Ranked 25th.

SOURCES: 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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