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

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STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Country calling code 27 1
Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 4.03 million
Ranked 41st.
139 million
Ranked 2nd. 34 times more than South Africa

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

Telephone > International calling code 27
Ranked 53th. 27 times more than United States
1
Ranked 32nd.
Telephone > Landlines 4.42 million
Ranked 35th.
114 million
Ranked 2nd. 26 times more than South Africa
Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 7.69
Ranked 133th.
44.41
Ranked 23th. 6 times more than South Africa

Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile number portability > Implementation date 2006.11.10 2003.11.24
Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile penetration 26%
Ranked 62nd.
74.7%
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than South Africa
Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 59.47 million
Ranked 22nd.
327.58 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than South Africa
Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions 12.7 million
Ranked 21st.
234.41 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than South Africa
Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions per thousand people 261.28
Ranked 62nd.
740.25
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than South Africa
Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 68.39 million
Ranked 19th.
303.05 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than South Africa

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

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of country calling codes (Alphabetical listing by country or region); 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: Telephone numbers in Asia (States and territories with country calling codes); 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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