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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Media Stats

Definitions

  • Active military personnel: Active military.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Average cost of local call: Telephone average cost of local call (US$ per three minutes). Cost of local call is the cost of a three-minute call within the same exchange area using the subscriber's equipment (that is, not from a public phone).
  • Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people: Fixed lines are telephone mainlines connecting a customer's equipment to the public switched telephone network. Mobile phone subscribers refer to users of portable telephones subscribing to an automatic public mobile telephone service using cellular technology that provides access to the public switched telephone network.
  • Households with television: Households with television are the share of households with a television set. Some countries report only the number of households with a color television set, and therefore the true number may be higher than reported.
  • Information and communication technology spending > Current US$: Information and communications technology expenditures include computer hardware (computers, storage devices, printers, and other peripherals); computer software (operating systems, programming tools, utilities, applications, and internal software development); computer services (information technology consulting, computer and network systems integration, Web hosting, data processing services, and other services); and communications services (voice and data communications services) and wired and wireless communications equipment."
  • International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes: International voice traffic is the sum of international incoming and outgoing telephone traffic (in minutes).
  • Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000: Broadband subscribers are the total number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technologies. Reporting countries may have different definitions of broadband, so data are not strictly comparable across countries. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology.
  • Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet > Hosts: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
  • Internet > Hosts per 1000: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet > IP addresses per capita: Number of IPv4 internet address allocated per 1000 residents.
  • Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic.
  • Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Internet > Internet Service Providers: The number of Internet Service Providers within a country. An ISP is defined as a company that provides access to the Internet.
  • Internet > Internet penetration: Penetration.
  • Internet > Internet users: Internet users.
  • Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users (per 100 people). Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Internet > Internet users per thousand people: Internet users. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Internet > Percent using internet: Percentage of individuals using the Internet.
  • Internet > Users: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months.
  • Internet > Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Internet > Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Mobile phone subscribers: Mobile telephone subscribers are subscribers to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology.
  • Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita: Mobile telephone subscribers are subscribers to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Mobile phone subscribers per 1000: Mobile telephone subscribers are subscribers to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • News Agencies > List of news agencies: List of news agencies.
  • Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles: Number of individual daily newspaper titles by country. "Titles" do not indicate companies, as newspaper companies can have different titles in different countries, regions and cities.
  • Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation: Estimated number of daily newspapers circulated each day.
  • Newspapers > List of newspapers: List of newspapers.
  • Number of PCs per million: The number of PC(personal computer) thousands in 2004. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Personal computers: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual.
  • Personal computers > Per capita: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Personal computers per 1000: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Radio > List of radio stations: List of radio stations.
  • Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Radio receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Radio receivers per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Radios per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines: Fixed telephone lines.
  • Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people: Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.
  • Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones: Number of mobile phones.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions: Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions.
  • Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions: Mobile cellular subscriptions. Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people: Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people). Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000: Mobile cellular subscriptions. Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Telecoms > Telephone lines: Telephone lines. Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange. Integrated services digital network channels ands fixed wireless subscribers are included.
  • Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000: Telephone lines. Telephone lines are fixed telephone lines that connect a subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network and that have a port on a telephone exchange. Integrated services digital network channels ands fixed wireless subscribers are included. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes: Cost of international call to U.S. is the cost of a three-minute, peak rate, fixed line call from the country to the United States.
  • Telephone mainlines per 1000: Telephone mainlines are fixed telephone lines connecting a subscriber to the telephone exchange equipment. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Telephone system > General assessment: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic and international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
  • Telephone system > International: A brief characterization of the system with details on international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa. Arabsat
  • Telephones > Main lines in use: The total number of main telephone lines in use.
  • Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita: The total number of main telephone lines in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000: The total number of main telephone lines in use. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use.
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Television > List of TV stations: List of TV stations.
  • Television broadcast stations: This entry gives the total number of separate broadcast stations plus any repeater stations.
  • Television broadcast stations > Per capita: This entry gives the total number of separate broadcast stations plus any repeater stations. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Television receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Television receivers per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Televisions: The total number of televisions
  • Televisions per 1000: The total number of televisions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Active military personnel 233,500 2014 12th out of 147
Average cost of local call 0.01 2001 101st out of 104
Book > Production > Titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion > Theology 850 1997 9th out of 51
Broadcast media broadcast media are state-controlled; state-run TV operates 4 networks; Saudi Arabia is a major market for pan-Arab satellite TV broadcasters; state-run radio operates several networks; multiple international broadcasters are available 2007
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 739.65 per 1,000 people 2005 60th out of 140
Households with television 98.68% 2002 9th out of 142
Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $25.15 billion 2009 21st out of 69
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 2.73 billion min. 2002 11th out of 120
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 0.826 2004 85th out of 116
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 1.97 million 2012 42nd out of 188
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 69.49 2012 86th out of 188
Internet > Hosts 141,232 2008 64th out of 226
Internet > Hosts per 1000 5.36 2008 93th out of 198
Internet > IP addresses per capita 207.44 2014 99th out of 233
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 750 Mbps 2004 61st out of 129
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 33.29 Mbps per 1 million peop 2004 86th out of 129
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 31.46 Mbps 2004 85th out of 127
Internet > Internet Service Providers 22 2003 44th out of 229
Internet > Internet penetration 54% 2013 79th out of 209
Internet > Internet users 14.33 million 2013 34th out of 209
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 54 2012 75th out of 201
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 531.88 2013 79th out of 205
Internet > Percent using internet 54% 2012 74th out of 200
Internet > Users 6.2 million 2007 32nd out of 154
Internet > Users > Per capita 224.63 per 1,000 people 2007 76th out of 152
Internet > Users per 1000 239.24 2007 70th out of 149
Internet users 9.77 million 2009 30th out of 206
Internet users > Per 100 people 31.29 2008 72nd out of 186
Mobile phone subscribers 13.3 million 2005 30th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 575.28 per 1,000 people 2005 58th out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 538.68 2005 62nd out of 167
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Saudi Press Agency (SPA) - state-run, English-language pages

Elaph - Saudi-owned pan-Arab news site, based in London

Sabq - news site

2013
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles 12 2004 65th out of 163
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 1.1 million 1996 47th out of 183
Newspapers > List of newspapers

Al-Watan - Abha-based daily

Al-Riyadh - Riyadh-based daily

Okaz - Jeddah-based daily


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2013
Number of PCs per million 355.55 2004 24th out of 162
Personal computers 8.48 million 2004 17th out of 155
Personal computers > Per capita 376.22 per 1,000 people 2004 24th out of 155
Personal computers per 1000 355.55 2004 24th out of 153
Radio > List of radio stations

Saudi Radio - state-run

MBC FM - private

2013
Radio broadcast stations AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 1998
Radio receivers 6.25 million 1997 49th out of 187
Radio receivers > Per capita 0.321 per capita 1997 89th out of 181
Radio receivers per 1000 327.9 1997 87th out of 179
Radios 6.25 million 2003 50th out of 221
Radios per 1000 273.5 2003 110th out of 196
Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 4.8 million 2012 30th out of 211
Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 16.97 2012 96th out of 202
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 46 million 2014 29th out of 66
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 53.01 million 2012 27th out of 199
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 53.01 million 2012 26th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 184.68 2012 7th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 1,874.03 2012 4th out of 200
Telecoms > Telephone lines 4.8 million 2012 30th out of 203
Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 169.75 2012 95th out of 203
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 2.4$ 2002 50th out of 120
Telephone mainlines per 1000 153.91 2005 72nd out of 141
Telephone system > General assessment modern system including a combination of extensive microwave radio relays, coaxial cables, and fiber-optic cables 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 966; landing point for the international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks providing connectivity to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; microwave radio relay to Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Sudan; coaxial cable to Kuwait and Jordan; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (3 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region) 2012
Telephones > Main lines in use 4.63 million 2011 32nd out of 189
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 144.78 per 1,000 people 2007 70th out of 124
Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 155.66 2009 100th out of 193
Telephones > Mobile cellular 53.71 million 2011 24th out of 192
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 1,028.26 per 1,000 people 2007 38th out of 162
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 1,674.26 2009 3rd out of 187
Television > List of TV stations

Saudi TV - state-run, operates four networks, including news network Al-Ikhbariya

2013
Television broadcast stations 117 1997 6th out of 89
Television broadcast stations > Per capita 6.02 per 1 million people 1997 22nd out of 67
Television receivers 5.1 million 1997 30th out of 184
Television receivers > Per capita 262.29 per 1,000 people 1997 59th out of 178
Television receivers per 1000 267.56 1997 55th out of 176
Televisions 5.1 million 2003 31st out of 214
Televisions per 1000 223.17 2003 77th out of 191

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