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Iran

Iran Media Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Active military personnel 523,000 2013 1st out of 5
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology 4,504 1999 1st out of 44
Broadcast media - 2009
Cinema > Number of national feature films produced 76 2011 19th out of 82
Cinema attendance 26 million 2003 19th out of 78
Cinema attendance per capita 0.379 2003 54th out of 77
Cinemas > Annual attendance 26 million 1995 17th out of 57
Cinemas > Annual attendance per capita 0.43 1995 45th out of 56
Cinemas > Per capita 0.005 per 1,000 people 1995 48th out of 49
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 384 per 1,000 people 2005 88th out of 140
Households with television 76.58% 2002 75th out of 142
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 510.9 million min. 2003 41st out of 109
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 0.258 2003 84th out of 108
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 3.08 million 2012 27th out of 188
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 40.25 2012 101st out of 188
Internet > Hosts 2,860 2008 131st out of 226
Internet > Hosts per 1000 0.0394 2008 169th out of 198
Internet > IP addresses per capita 66.7 2014 137th out of 233
Internet > ISP 100 2002 3rd out of 27
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 1,000 Mbps 2003 46th out of 134
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 15.06 Mbps per 1 million peop 2003 86th out of 134
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 14.59 Mbps 2003 86th out of 133
Internet > Internet Service Providers 100 2003 11th out of 229
Internet > Internet penetration 26% 2013 132nd out of 209
Internet > Internet users 20.5 million 2013 24th out of 209
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 26 2012 124th out of 201
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 256.77 2013 130th out of 205
Internet > Percent using internet 26% 2012 125th out of 200
Internet > Users 23 million 2007 11th out of 154
Internet > Users > Per capita 351.69 per 1,000 people 2007 56th out of 152
Internet > Users per 1000 320.29 2007 56th out of 149
Internet users 8.21 million 2009 35th out of 206
Mobile phone subscribers 7.22 million 2005 46th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 105.82 per 1,000 people 2005 125th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 102.95 2005 125th out of 167
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) - state-run

Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) - English-language pages

Fars News Agency - affiliated to Revolutionary Guards, English-language pages


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2013
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles 172 2004 10th out of 163
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 1.65 million 1996 38th out of 183
Newspapers > List of newspapers

Tehran Times - state-run English-language daily

Iran Daily - English-language, published by state news agency IRNA

Sharq (The East) - reformist daily


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2013
Number of PCs per million 105.95 2004 63th out of 162
Personal computers 7.35 million 2004 19th out of 155
Personal computers > Per capita 109.14 per 1,000 people 2004 61st out of 155
Personal computers per 1000 105.95 2004 60th out of 153
Radio > List of radio stations

IRIB - state-run, operates eight national networks, provincial services and an external service

2013
Radio broadcast stations AM 72, FM 5, shortwave 5 1998
Radio receivers 17 million 1997 23th out of 187
Radio receivers > Per capita 0.279 per capita 1997 100th out of 181
Radio receivers per 1000 271.82 1997 103th out of 179
Radios 17 million 2003 23th out of 221
Radios per 1000 248.02 2003 117th out of 196
Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 28.76 million 2012 12th out of 211
Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 37.63 2012 39th out of 202
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 96.17 million 2014 13th out of 66
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 58.16 million 2012 24th out of 199
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 58.16 million 2012 24th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 76.92 2012 140th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 760.98 2012 142nd out of 200
Telecoms > Telephone lines 28.76 million 2012 12th out of 203
Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 376.3 2012 41st out of 203
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 0.55$ 2004 103th out of 111
Telephone mainlines per 1000 270.63 2005 46th out of 141
Telephone system > General assessment currently being modernized and expanded with the goal of not only improving the efficiency and increasing the volume of the urban service but also bringing telephone service to several thousand villages, not presently connected 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 98; submarine fiber-optic cable to UAE with access to Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line runs from Azerbaijan through the northern portion of Iran to Turkmenistan with expansion to Georgia and Azerbaijan; HF radio and microwave radio relay to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Syria, Kuwait, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; satellite earth stations - 13 (9 Intelsat and 4 Inmarsat) 2012
Telephones > Main lines in use 27.77 million 2011 12th out of 189
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 364.46 per 1,000 people 2007 32nd out of 124
Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 350.87 2009 43th out of 193
Telephones > Mobile cellular 56.04 million 2011 21st out of 192
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 455.22 per 1,000 people 2007 93th out of 162
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 714.62 2009 112th out of 187
Television > List of TV stations

IRIB - state-run, operates provincial, national and international services

Press TV - IRIB's English-language satellite channel

Al-Alam - IRIB network in Arabic

2013
Television broadcast stations 28 1997 17th out of 89
Television broadcast stations > Per capita 0.46 per 1 million people 1997 59th out of 67
Television receivers 4.61 million 1997 32nd out of 184
Television receivers > Per capita 75.73 per 1,000 people 1997 109th out of 178
Television receivers per 1000 73.71 1997 107th out of 176
Televisions 4.61 million 2003 33th out of 214
Televisions per 1000 67.26 2003 127th out of 191

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel (The list); Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003. 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.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. 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.; World Development Indicators database; World Development Indicators database. 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.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. 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.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. 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.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users ("Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012" , International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013); Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (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); International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (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; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; ITU. 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.; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. 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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; International Telecommunications Union; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of mobile phones in use; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; 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.; 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.

Citation

  • Iran ranked first for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 2012.
  • Iran ranked first for internet > fixed broadband internet subscribers amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2012.