World Telecommunications Profile 2019

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Telephones - main lines in use
total subscriptions: 984,289,950
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellular
total subscriptions: 7,806,142,681
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 105 (2017 est.)
Internet users
total: 3,174,000,000 (2018 est.)
percent of population: 43%

top ten countries by Internet usage (in millions): 730.7 China; 374.3 India; 246.8 United States; 122.8 Brazil; 116.6 Japan; 108.8 Russia; 73.3 Mexico; 72.3 Germany; 65.5 Indonesia; 61 United Kingdom

Broadband - fixed subscriptions
total: 1,002,793,951
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (2017)
Communications - note

three major data centers - which provide colocation, telecommunications, cloud services, and content ecosystems - compete to be called the world's biggest in terms of physical space occupied:

no. 1. - a data farm in Langfang, Hebei Province, China, identified as the Range International Information Group, claims to be the largest with 585,000 sq m (6.3 million sq ft),

no. 2. - a data farm in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, known as the Switch SuperNAP data center, comes in second with over 325,000 sq m (3.5 million sq ft); it intends to expand to over 1.615 million sq m (17.4 million sq ft) by 2020,

no. 3. - a data farm in Ashburn, Virginia, USA, referred to as the DFT Data Center, is a transit point for 70% of the world's Internet traffic; it includes 150,000 sq m (1.6 million sq ft) spread out over six separate buildings

 


Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019