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STAT South Africa United States HISTORY
Main lines in use 4.13 million
Ranked 42nd.
146 million
Ranked 2nd. 35 times more than South Africa

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

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

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

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.

Mobile cellular per 1000 941.52
Ranked 76th. 1% more than United States
932.29
Ranked 78th.

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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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