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Media Stats: compare key data on South Africa & United States

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Broadcast media the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) operates 4 TV stations, 3 are free-to-air and 1 is pay TV; e.tv, a private station, is accessible to more than half the population; multiple subscription TV services provide a mix of local and international channels; well developed mix of public and private radio stations at the national, regional, and local levels; the SABC radio network, state-owned and controlled but nominally independent, operates 18 stations, one for each of the 11 official languages, 4 community stations, and 3 commercial stations; more than 100 community-based stations extend coverage to rural areas 4
Households with television 59.2%
Ranked 34th.
97.84%
Ranked 14th. 65% more than South Africa

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 21.63
Ranked 116th.
281.99
Ranked 22nd. 13 times more than South Africa

Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 41
Ranked 102nd.
81.03
Ranked 26th. 98% more than South Africa

Internet > Internet users per thousand people 411.77
Ranked 103th.
803.03
Ranked 28th. 95% more than South Africa
Internet > Users per 1000 108.05
Ranked 81st.
697.1
Ranked 8th. 6 times more than South Africa

Internet users 4.42 million
Ranked 54th.
245 million
Ranked 2nd. 55 times more than South Africa
News Agencies > List of news agencies <p>South African Press Association (SAPA)</p> <p>Associated Press</p> </p>Bloomberg Business News</p> </p>UPI</p>
Personal computers > Per capita 84.58 per 1,000 people
Ranked 25th.
762.15 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 9 times more than South Africa

Radio > List of radio stations <p>SABC - state broadcaster with 20 regional and national services in 11 languages, including: national English-language network SAfm; contemporary music station 5 FM; national Afrikaans station Radio Sonder Grense; national Zulu station Ukhozi FM; Sesotho station Lesedi FM</p> </p>Channel Africa - SABC&#039;s pan-African external radio</p> </p>YFM - popular Johannesburg commercial R&amp;B, soul and hip-hop station</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14094861">Full Article</a> <p>NPR (National Public Radio) - non-commercial network of member stations; news, information and cultural programmes</p> </p>Clear Channel - America&#039;s largest commercial radio operator, owns more than 1,200 stations</p> </p>CBS Radio - major commercial operator with nearly 180 stations in major markets</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 134.8
Ranked 41st. 37% more than United States
98.17
Ranked 111th.

Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 961.41 per 1,000 people
Ranked 43th. 14% more than United States
846.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th.

Television > List of TV stations <p>SABC - state broadcaster, operates three national TV networks, two pay-TV channels</p> </p>e.tv - free-to-air, commercial; also operates news network eNCA</p> </p>M-Net - pay-TV, pan-African audience</p> <p>ABC - major commercial network</p> </p>CBS - major commercial network</p> </p>NBC - major commercial network</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Television receivers > Per capita 127.06 per 1,000 people
Ranked 91st.
803.21 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than South Africa

Televisions per 1000 130.11
Ranked 100th.
754.89
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than South Africa
Personal computers per 1000 84.03
Ranked 25th.
764.36
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than South Africa

Radio broadcast stations AM 14, FM 347 (plus 243 repeaters), shortwave 1 AM 4,789, FM 8,961, shortwave 19
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 29.62
Ranked 57th.
193.19
Ranked 18th. 7 times more than South Africa

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 825.13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th.
1,227.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 49% more than South Africa

Internet > Users > Per capita 108.77 per 1,000 people
Ranked 91st.
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than South Africa

Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 78.75
Ranked 132nd.
442.8
Ranked 25th. 6 times more than South Africa

Televisions 6 million
Ranked 29th.
219 million
Ranked 2nd. 37 times more than South Africa
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 105.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th.
541.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 5 times more than South Africa

Internet users > Per 100 people 8.58
Ranked 125th.
75.77
Ranked 11th. 9 times more than South Africa

Internet > Internet users 20.01 million
Ranked 25th.
254.3 million
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than South Africa
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 25.41 per 1,000 people
Ranked 50th.
198.23 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 8 times more than South Africa

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 881.5 Mbps
Ranked 57th.
970,953.5 Mbps
Ranked 1st. 1101 times more than South Africa

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 19.01 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 92nd.
3,306.44 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 19th. 174 times more than South Africa

Personal computers 3.97 million
Ranked 10th.
223.81 million
Ranked 1st. 56 times more than South Africa

Television broadcast stations 556
Ranked 3rd.
2,218
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than South Africa

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 1.25 billion min.
Ranked 24th.
82.06 billion min.
Ranked 1st. 66 times more than South Africa

Radios per 1000 368.63
Ranked 89th.
1,982.02
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than South Africa
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 941.52
Ranked 76th. 1% more than United States
932.29
Ranked 78th.

Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $27.02 billion
Ranked 18th.
$991.69 billion
Ranked 1st. 37 times more than South Africa

Internet > Percent using internet 41%
Ranked 102nd.
81.03%
Ranked 24th. 98% more than South Africa

Telephones > Mobile cellular 64 million
Ranked 19th.
290.3 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than South Africa

Radio receivers > Per capita 0.336 per capita
Ranked 84th.
2.11 per capita
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than South Africa

Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 87.59
Ranked 123th.
459.63
Ranked 20th. 5 times more than South Africa

Telephone mainlines per 1000 100.19
Ranked 87th.
607.73
Ranked 8th. 6 times more than South Africa

Newspapers > List of newspapers <p>The Star - Johannesburg-based daily, city&#039;s oldest newspaper</p> </p>The Sowetan - Johannesburg-based tabloid</p> </p>Beeld - largest Afrikaans daily</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14094861">Full Article</a> <p>USA Today - national daily</p> </p>Wall Street Journal - business daily</p> </p>Christian Science Monitor - church-owned daily</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16757497">Full Article</a>
Telephone system > General assessment the system is the best developed and most modern in Africa a large, technologically advanced, multipurpose communications system
Television receivers per 1000 127.06
Ranked 88th.
803.21
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than South Africa

Cinema > Number of national feature films produced 22
Ranked 45th.
819
Ranked 3rd. 37 times more than South Africa

Internet > IP addresses per capita 417.67
Ranked 72nd.
4,911.96
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than South Africa
Average cost of local call 0.07
Ranked 50th.
0.09
Ranked 3rd. 29% more than South Africa
Internet > Users 5.1 million
Ranked 23th.
208 million
Ranked 2nd. 41 times more than South Africa

Internet > Internet penetration 41%
Ranked 107th.
81%
Ranked 29th. 98% more than South Africa
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 719.51
Ranked 47th. 5% more than United States
682.36
Ranked 50th.

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 1,336.1
Ranked 40th. 35% more than United States
987.53
Ranked 110th.

Telecoms > Telephone lines 4.03 million
Ranked 41st.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 34 times more than South Africa

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 68.39 million
Ranked 19th.
310 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than South Africa

Internet > Internet Service Providers 150
Ranked 10th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 47 times more than South Africa
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 1.11 million
Ranked 54th.
88.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 80 times more than South Africa

Telephones > Main lines in use 4.13 million
Ranked 42nd.
146 million
Ranked 2nd. 35 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 7.69
Ranked 133th.
44.41
Ranked 23th. 6 times more than South Africa

Active military personnel 62,082
Ranked 41st.
1.43 million
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than South Africa
Radio receivers per 1000 335.97
Ranked 83th.
2,108.88
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than South Africa

Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 724.27 per 1,000 people
Ranked 48th. 6% more than United States
680.31 per 1,000 people
Ranked 49th.

Internet > Hosts per 1000 26.58
Ranked 65th.
1,039.15
Ranked 2nd. 39 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 68.39 million
Ranked 19th.
303.05 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than South Africa

Radio receivers 13.75 million
Ranked 26th.
575 million
Ranked 1st. 42 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 59.47 million
Ranked 22nd.
327.58 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than South Africa
Television receivers 5.2 million
Ranked 29th.
219 million
Ranked 2nd. 42 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology 516
Ranked 15th.
3,803
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than South Africa

Television broadcast stations > Per capita 13.59 per 1 million people
Ranked 14th. 83% more than United States
7.42 per 1 million people
Ranked 17th.

Mobile phone subscribers 33.96 million
Ranked 17th.
201.65 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than South Africa

Telephone system > International country code - 27; the SAT-3/WASC and SAFE fiber-optic submarine cable systems connect South Africa to Europe and Asia; the EASSy fiber-optic cable system connects with Europe and North America; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean) country code - 1; multiple ocean cable systems provide international connectivity; satellite earth stations - 61 Intelsat (45 Atlantic Ocean and 16 Pacific Ocean), 5 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 4 Inmarsat (Pacific and Atlantic Ocean regions)
Internet > ISP 150
Ranked 4th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 47 times more than South Africa
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 3.5
Ranked 73th.
167.13
Ranked 15th. 48 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 4.03 million
Ranked 41st.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 34 times more than South Africa

Radios 17 million
Ranked 24th.
575 million
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than South Africa
Internet > Hosts 1.3 million
Ranked 34th.
316 million
Ranked 1st. 244 times more than South Africa

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily per 1000 25.41
Ranked 50th.
198.27
Ranked 16th. 8 times more than South Africa

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 18.89 Mbps
Ranked 91st.
3,316.04 Mbps
Ranked 19th. 176 times more than South Africa

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 1.41 million
Ranked 32nd.
57.35 million
Ranked 4th. 41 times more than South Africa

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles 18
Ranked 50th.
1,486
Ranked 2nd. 83 times more than South Africa

Cinema > Percentage of feature films co-produced 72.73%
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than United States
11.6%
Ranked 44th.

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 1.12 million
Ranked 30th.
55.95 million
Ranked 3rd. 50 times more than South Africa

Internet > Top level domain .za .us
Information and communication technology expenditure > Current US$ > Per $ GDP 0.099$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 4th. 13% more than United States
0.088$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 8th.

Cinema > Number of national feature films produced per million people 0.435
Ranked 71st.
2.63
Ranked 38th. 6 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences 330
Ranked 24th.
3,725
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than South Africa

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation per thousand people 30.17
Ranked 59th.
195.85
Ranked 19th. 6 times more than South Africa

Telephone system > Domestic combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is roughly 140 telephones per 100 persons; consists of carrier-equipped open-wire lines, coaxial cables, microwave radio relay links, fiber-optic cable, radiotelephone communication stations, and wireless local loops; key centers are Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria a large system of fiber-optic cable, microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and domestic satellites carries every form of telephone traffic; a rapidly growing cellular system carries mobile telephone traffic throughout the country
Internet country code .za .us
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 4.11 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 113th.
83.14 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 29th. 20 times more than South Africa

Telephone mainlines 4.73 million
Ranked 27th.
177.95 million
Ranked 2nd. 38 times more than South Africa

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes per capita 27.47 min.
Ranked 80th.
280.26 min.
Ranked 9th. 10 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total > Per capita 0.138 per 1,000 people
Ranked 43th.
0.253 per 1,000 people
Ranked 37th. 83% more than South Africa

Internet > Broadband subscribers > Per capita 3.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 73th.
166.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th. 47 times more than South Africa

Internet > Censorship > Political filtering No evidence of filtering
Internet > Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 63.21$/month
Ranked 18th. 4 times more than United States
14.95$/month
Ranked 120th.

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes > Per capita 27.6 min. per capita
Ranked 78th.
279.45 min. per capita
Ranked 9th. 10 times more than South Africa

Internet hosts None None
Cinema > Percentage of fully nationally produced feature films 27.27%
Ranked 58th.
88.4%
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than South Africa

Information and communication technology spending per capita > Current US$ $547.80
Ranked 34th.
$3,230.18
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than South Africa

Information and communication technology expenditure > Current US$ > Per capita 537.47$ per capita
Ranked 31st.
3,851.5$ per capita
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology 566
Ranked 12th.
898
Ranked 10th. 59% more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature 1,227
Ranked 25th.
13,221
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than South Africa

Mobile cellular subscriptions 45 million
Ranked 23th.
270.5 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than South Africa

Internet > Broadband subscribers 165,290
Ranked 48th.
49.39 million
Ranked 1st. 299 times more than South Africa

Internet > Internet Service Providers per million 3.25
Ranked 64th.
24.13
Ranked 23th. 7 times more than South Africa
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences 1,002
Ranked 24th.
10,762
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than South Africa

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 16
Ranked 44th.
1,476
Ranked 1st. 92 times more than South Africa

Internet > IP addresses 20.39 million
Ranked 20th.
1.54 billion
Ranked 1st. 76 times more than South Africa
Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Total average circulation per thousand people 163.51
Ranked 24th.
367.37
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications investment > Current LCU 6586000000 26836000000
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 0.87
Ranked 105th.
24.02
Ranked 18th. 28 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines per thousand people 78.75
Ranked 138th.
442.8
Ranked 28th. 6 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total 5,418
Ranked 27th.
68,175
Ranked 3rd. 13 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions 12.7 million
Ranked 21st.
234.41 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than South Africa
Television broadcast stations per million 13.59
Ranked 17th. 83% more than United States
7.43
Ranked 15th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation 156
Ranked 32nd.
4,245
Ranked 6th. 27 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total per million 138.5
Ranked 42nd.
253.07
Ranked 36th. 83% more than South Africa

Internet > TLD .za .us
Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 92.23
Ranked 74th. 4% more than United States
88.87
Ranked 80th.

Internet > Livejournal users 682
Ranked 37th.
1.29 million
Ranked 1st. 1896 times more than South Africa
Internet > Secure Internet servers 1,104
Ranked 26th.
259,881
Ranked 1st. 235 times more than South Africa

Cinema > Number of distribution companies per million people 0.119
Ranked 47th.
0.355
Ranked 43th. 3 times more than South Africa

Cinema > Number of distribution companies 6
Ranked 36th.
109
Ranked 6th. 18 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile number portability > Implementation date 2006.11.10 2003.11.24
Telecommunications > Country calling code 27 1
Telephone subscribers per 1000 819.71
Ranked 56th.
1,230.67
Ranked 35th. 50% more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile penetration 26%
Ranked 62nd.
74.7%
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than South Africa
E-Government rating 42
Ranked 80th.
60.1
Ranked 4th. 43% more than South Africa
Population covered by mobile telephony 96%
Ranked 35th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 3% more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature > Per capita 31.36 per 1 million people
Ranked 37th.
49.08 per 1 million people
Ranked 36th. 56% more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences per million 8.44
Ranked 37th.
13.83
Ranked 34th. 64% more than South Africa

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily per million 0.364
Ranked 69th.
5.23
Ranked 20th. 14 times more than South Africa

Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per capita 23.3 per 1 million people
Ranked 74th.
869.2 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th. 37 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications > Telephone > Landlines 4.42 million
Ranked 35th.
114 million
Ranked 2nd. 26 times more than South Africa
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities > Per capita 3.48 per 1 million people
Ranked 49th.
11.24 per 1 million people
Ranked 32nd. 3 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature per million 31.37
Ranked 37th.
49.08
Ranked 35th. 56% more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography > History 190
Ranked 33th.
6,583
Ranked 3rd. 35 times more than South Africa

Internet > Livejournal users per million 14.61
Ranked 119th.
4,415.29
Ranked 3rd. 302 times more than South Africa
Website defacements per million 3.27
Ranked 49th. 2 times more than United States
1.51
Ranked 69th.
Internet > Linux web servers 85
Ranked 20th.
11,108
Ranked 1st. 131 times more than South Africa
Website defacements 147
Ranked 14th.
429
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than South Africa
Telecommunications > Telephone > International calling code 27
Ranked 53th. 27 times more than United States
1
Ranked 32nd.
Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Number of titles 314
Ranked 23th.
7,607
Ranked 1st. 24 times more than South Africa

Phone system > International dialling code +27 +1
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions per thousand people 261.28
Ranked 62nd.
740.25
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than South Africa
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy > Psychology 33
Ranked 41st.
2,333
Ranked 3rd. 71 times more than South Africa

Phone subscribers 364.32
Ranked 66th.
1,117.9
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than South Africa
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences 1,262
Ranked 24th.
14,225
Ranked 3rd. 11 times more than South Africa

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily > Per capita 0.364 per 1 million people
Ranked 68th.
5.23 per 1 million people
Ranked 19th. 14 times more than South Africa

Internet > Hosts > Per capita 26.59 per 1,000 people
Ranked 78th.
1,040.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 39 times more than South Africa

Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 83.75
Ranked 75th.
1,474.08
Ranked 19th. 18 times more than South Africa

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 2.18
Ranked 117th.
28.03
Ranked 22nd. 13 times more than South Africa

Telephone lines 4.42 million
Ranked 31st.
154.65 million
Ranked 3rd. 35 times more than South Africa

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 426,000
Ranked 56th.
73.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 172 times more than South Africa

ICT goods imports > % total goods imports 8.76%
Ranked 35th.
12.49%
Ranked 15th. 43% more than South Africa

ICT goods > Exports > % of total goods > Exports 1.61%
Ranked 60th.
12.78%
Ranked 16th. 8 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences > Per capita 8.44 per 1 million people
Ranked 38th.
13.83 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th. 64% more than South Africa

Idol series > Idol around the world > Winners Season 1, 2002 : Heinz Winckler <br> Season 2, 2003 : Anke Pietrangeli <br> Season 3, 2005 : Karin Kortje <br> Season 4, 2006 : Dewald Louw <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_1%29">Season 1, 2002</a> : Kelly Clarkson <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_2%29">Season 2, 2003</a> : Ruben Studdard <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_3%29">Season 3, 2004</a> : Fantasia Barrino <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_4%29">Season 4, 2005</a> : Carrie Underwood <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_5%29">Season 5, 2006</a> : Taylor Hicks <br> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Idol_%28Season_6%29">Season 6, 2007</a> : In progress
Internet servers using encryption > Per 1 million people 40.43
Ranked 68th.
1,234.13
Ranked 6th. 31 times more than South Africa

Internet servers using encryption 1,994
Ranked 25th.
378,887
Ranked 1st. 190 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography > History per million 4.86
Ranked 48th.
24.44
Ranked 27th. 5 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology per million 14.47
Ranked 27th. 4 times more than United States
3.33
Ranked 47th.

World music market > Digital Singles Sales Share in 2005 < 0.1% 85%
Telephone system > Regulation 1997 1934
Telephone subscribers > Per capita 825.13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th.
1,227.11 per 1,000 people
Ranked 36th. 49% more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology > Per capita 14.47 per 1 million people
Ranked 27th. 4 times more than United States
3.33 per 1 million people
Ranked 47th.

Telephone lines > Per 100 people 9.07
Ranked 123th.
50.81
Ranked 17th. 6 times more than South Africa

Telecoms > Telephone lines > Per 100 people 7.94
Ranked 130th.
44.02
Ranked 25th. 6 times more than South Africa

Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 22.74$/month
Ranked 27th.
25.02$/month
Ranked 26th. 10% more than South Africa

Telephone subscribers 38.69 million
Ranked 15th.
360.35 million
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than South Africa

Telephone subscribers per employee 725.35
Ranked 15th. 2 times more than United States
345.72
Ranked 61st.

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 5.73% GDP
Ranked 16th. 2 times more than United States
2.67% GDP
Ranked 96th.

Television standard > UHF PAL I NTSC M
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities per million 3.48
Ranked 48th.
11.24
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than South Africa

Internet > ISP > Per capita 3.35 per 1 million people
Ranked 9th.
24.27 per 1 million people
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than South Africa
Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Total average circulation 7.63 million
Ranked 9th.
107.57 million
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences > Per capita 32.26 per 1 million people
Ranked 42nd.
52.8 per 1 million people
Ranked 39th. 64% more than South Africa

Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Number of titles per million people 6.73
Ranked 66th.
25.98
Ranked 42nd. 4 times more than South Africa

Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 21.07%
Ranked 89th.
30.02%
Ranked 58th. 42% more than South Africa

ICT service > Exports > BoP > Current US$ $453.91 million
Ranked 36th.
$22.44 billion
Ranked 3rd. 49 times more than South Africa

Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service > Exports 12.58%
Ranked 104th.
43.14%
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than South Africa

ICT service > Exports > % of service > Exports > BoP 10.56%
Ranked 101st.
22.13%
Ranked 60th. 2 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities 136
Ranked 33th.
3,027
Ranked 3rd. 22 times more than South Africa

Television standard > VHF PAL I NTSC M
Internet > ISP per million 3.34
Ranked 10th.
24.34
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than South Africa
Internet > IP addresses (share) 0.5
Ranked 21st.
35.9
Ranked 1st. 72 times more than South Africa
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy > Psychology > Per capita 0.844 per 1 million people
Ranked 54th.
8.66 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th. 10 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography > History > Per capita 4.86 per 1 million people
Ranked 49th.
24.44 per 1 million people
Ranked 28th. 5 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences > Per capita 25.61 per 1 million people
Ranked 38th.
39.95 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th. 56% more than South Africa

Internet > Secure Internet servers per million 23.13
Ranked 72nd.
870.97
Ranked 7th. 38 times more than South Africa

Telephone faults > Per 100 mainlines 48.2 per 100 mainlines
Ranked 20th. 4 times more than United States
13.24 per 100 mainlines
Ranked 26th.

Royalties and fees $1.40
Ranked 31st.
$134.30
Ranked 5th. 96 times more than South Africa
Digital terrestrial television > Analog Switch-Off 1 November 2011 February 17, 2009
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles per million people 0.386
Ranked 128th.
5.08
Ranked 42nd. 13 times more than South Africa

Everybody Hates Chris > International Broadcasts > Series Premiere July 2006 September 22 2005
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 9.77%
Ranked 85th. 6% more than United States
9.22%
Ranked 87th.

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per thousand people 1,336.1
Ranked 41st. 38% more than United States
965.4
Ranked 113th.

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 13.26$/month
Ranked 63th. 3 times more than United States
5.21$/month
Ranked 153th.

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology > Per capita 13.19 per 1 million people
Ranked 35th.
14.12 per 1 million people
Ranked 36th. 7% more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy > Psychology per million 0.844
Ranked 53th.
8.66
Ranked 33th. 10 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences per million 32.26
Ranked 41st.
52.8
Ranked 38th. 64% more than South Africa

Music sales > Singles > Millions 0.5
Ranked 8th.
1.2
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation per million 3.99
Ranked 43th.
15.76
Ranked 30th. 4 times more than South Africa

Telecommunications revenue > Current LCU 87342000000 291122000000
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences per million 25.61
Ranked 37th.
39.95
Ranked 34th. 56% more than South Africa

Telephone mainlines > Per capita 100.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 86th.
605.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than South Africa

Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology per million 13.19
Ranked 35th.
14.12
Ranked 36th. 7% more than South Africa

Telephone employees > Total > Per capita 0.764 per 1,000 people
Ranked 60th.
3.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than South Africa

Internet > Linux web servers per million 1.89
Ranked 56th.
38.98
Ranked 5th. 21 times more than South Africa

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