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

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

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

SOURCES: 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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