Fixed telephone subscriptions

per 100 people, 1960–2016

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    1960 Ranking
    1. Sweden 27.93
    2. Canada 27.85
    3. United States 26.44
    4. New Zealand 22.64
    5. Bermuda 20.80
    6. Switzerland 20.60
    7. Iceland 18.80
    8. Denmark 18.21
    9. Monaco 16.30
    10. Australia 15.18
    11. Norway 12.70
    12. Luxembourg 11.60
    13. Finland 9.67
    14. United Kingdom 9.59
    15. Faroe Islands 9.36
    16. Netherlands 9.14
    17. Gibraltar 9.10
    18. Belgium 8.53
    19. Italy 6.18
    20. Austria 6.08
    21. France 4.80
    22. Argentina 4.44
    23. Germany 4.39
    24. Uruguay 4.33
    25. Spain 4.28
    26. Guam 3.96
    27. Japan 3.93
    28. Ireland 3.91
    29. South Africa 3.74
    30. Israel 3.10
    31. New Caledonia 3.07
    32. Barbados 3.00
    33. Malta 2.95
    34. Ukraine 2.81
    35. Hong Kong 2.57
    36. Hungary 2.43
    37. Singapore 2.27
    38. Greece 2.18
    39. Cuba 2.18
    40. Slovakia 1.92
    41. Cyprus 1.86
    42. Namibia 1.83
    43. Poland 1.81
    44. Chile 1.72
    45. Colombia 1.72
    46. Venezuela 1.65
    47. Zimbabwe 1.47
    48. Lithuania 1.46
    49. Macau 1.34
    50. Fiji 1.31
    51. Jordan 1.31
    52. Qatar 1.27
    53. Kuwait 1.27
    54. Jamaica 1.22
    55. Grenada 1.17
    56. Belize 1.11
    57. Portugal 1.08
    58. French Polynesia 1.06
    59. Guyana 0.95
    60. Mauritius 0.92
    61. Belarus 0.92
    62. Brazil 0.89
    63. Mexico 0.88
    64. Tonga 0.86
    65. Syria 0.85
    66. Egypt 0.79
    67. Costa Rica 0.75
    68. Moldova 0.68
    69. Tunisia 0.67
    70. Turkey 0.65
    71. Morocco 0.64
    72. Libya 0.59
    73. Malaysia 0.59
    74. Saint Thomas and Principe 0.55
    75. Iran 0.53
    76. Zambia 0.49
    77. Guatemala 0.43
    78. Paraguay 0.43
    79. Albania 0.42
    80. Swaziland 0.34
    81. Senegal 0.30
    82. Sri Lanka 0.23
    83. Sudan 0.15
    84. Pakistan 0.15
    85. Thailand 0.14
    86. Angola 0.13
    87. Mozambique 0.12
    88. Ivory Coast 0.11
    89. Uganda 0.10
    90. Malawi 0.10
    91. Indonesia 0.09
    92. Cape Verde 0.09
    93. Benin 0.09
    94. Afghanistan 0.09
    95. Tanzania 0.08
    96. Botswana 0.08
    97. India 0.07
    98. Togo 0.07
    99. Guinea 0.06
    100. Burma (Myanmar) 0.05
    101. Guinea Bissau 0.05
    102. Lesotho 0.05
    103. Rwanda 0.05
    104. Somalia 0.05
    105. Nigeria 0.05
    106. Ethiopia 0.04
    107. Laos 0.04
    108. Mali 0.03
    109. Cambodia 0.03
    110. Niger 0.02
    111. Vietnam 0.02
    2016 Ranking
    1. Monaco 120.65
    2. France 59.72
    3. Hong Kong 58.70
    4. Gibraltar 57.98
    5. Cayman Islands 56.24
    6. South Korea 56.10
    7. Malta 54.22
    8. Germany 53.74
    9. United Kingdom 52.20
    10. Luxembourg 50.92
    11. Japan 50.57
    12. San Marino 50.09
    13. Belarus 49.01
    14. Barbados 48.44
    15. Switzerland 48.43
    16. Iceland 48.36
    17. Andorra 47.43
    18. Faroe Islands 46.66
    19. Greece 46.10
    20. Portugal 45.14
    21. Liechtenstein 44.00
    22. Israel 41.61
    23. Austria 41.53
    24. Canada 41.38
    25. Spain 41.32
    26. Netherlands 40.28
    27. Ireland 39.72
    28. New Zealand 39.22
    29. Belgium 38.95
    30. Iran 38.30
    31. Cyprus 38.02
    32. United States 37.09
    33. Serbia 35.97
    34. Curacao 35.56
    35. Slovenia 35.12
    36. Singapore 35.04
    37. Moldova 34.32
    38. Sweden 34.11
    39. Croatia 33.87
    40. Australia 33.77
    41. French Polynesia 33.25
    42. Italy 33.11
    43. Uruguay 32.36
    44. Hungary 31.55
    45. Saint Kitts and Nevis 31.16
    46. Bahamas 30.87
    47. Mauritius 30.65
    48. Estonia 29.03
    49. Denmark 27.40
    50. Grenada 25.01
    51. Poland 24.45
    52. Venezuela 24.43
    53. Antigua and Barbuda 24.27
    54. Macau 23.94
    55. Montenegro 23.82
    56. United Arab Emirates 23.43
    57. Argentina 23.39
    58. Kazakhstan 23.22
    59. Russia 22.77
    60. Seychelles 22.12
    61. Puerto Rico 22.12
    62. Libya 21.49
    63. Lebanon 21.05
    64. Bulgaria 20.96
    65. Bahrain 20.80
    66. Brazil 20.39
    67. Trinidad and Tobago 20.18
    68. Tuvalu 20.12
    69. Ukraine 19.76
    70. Bosnia and Herzegovina 19.53
    71. Georgia 19.40
    72. Qatar 19.34
    73. Chile 19.17
    74. Romania 19.10
    75. Guyana 18.86
    76. Saint Lucia 18.79
    77. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 18.79
    78. Dominica 18.25
    79. Latvia 18.17
    80. Armenia 17.77
    81. Lithuania 17.77
    82. Laos 17.72
    83. Azerbaijan 17.52
    84. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 17.45
    85. Brunei 17.11
    86. Norway 16.63
    87. Costa Rica 16.33
    88. Suriname 16.10
    89. Panama 15.85
    90. Czech Republic 15.56
    91. Mexico 15.48
    92. Syria 15.21
    93. Slovakia 15.08
    94. Ecuador 14.83
    95. China 14.67
    96. Malaysia 14.50
    97. El Salvador 14.43
    98. Turkey 14.30
    99. Colombia 14.20
    100. Dominican Republic 12.49
    101. Turkmenistan 12.23
    102. Saudi Arabia 11.96
    103. Cuba 11.77
    104. Cape Verde 11.65
    105. Sri Lanka 11.39
    106. Uzbekistan 11.34
    107. Jamaica 10.97
    108. Kuwait 10.96
    109. Tonga 10.27
    110. Guatemala 10.06
    111. Oman 9.80
    112. Peru 9.75
    113. West Bank and Gaza 9.26
    114. Tunisia 8.59
    115. Finland 8.35
    116. Fiji 8.26
    117. Algeria 8.24
    118. Bolivia 7.74
    119. Namibia 7.71
    120. Albania 7.65
    121. Mongolia 7.60
    122. Egypt 7.11
    123. Thailand 6.97
    124. Botswana 6.85
    125. South Africa 6.62
    126. Kyrgyzstan 6.59
    127. Micronesia 6.54
    128. Belize 6.47
    129. Morocco 6.02
    130. Vietnam 5.94
    131. Maldives 5.80
    132. Nicaragua 5.78
    133. Iraq 5.53
    134. Tajikistan 5.31
    135. Honduras 5.16
    136. Paraguay 5.15
    137. North Korea 4.67
    138. Yemen 4.65
    139. Jordan 4.55
    140. Cameroon 4.38
    141. Indonesia 4.01
    142. Philippines 3.71
    143. Samoa 3.70
    144. Swaziland 3.22
    145. Nepal 2.98
    146. Saint Thomas and Principe 2.76
    147. Djibouti 2.73
    148. Bhutan 2.68
    149. Papua New Guinea 1.98
    150. Zimbabwe 1.98
    151. Lesotho 1.92
    152. India 1.88
    153. Gambia 1.87
    154. Senegal 1.86
    155. Comoros 1.66
    156. Pakistan 1.61
    157. Vanuatu 1.58
    158. Cambodia 1.43
    159. Ivory Coast 1.33
    160. Angola 1.30
    161. Mauritania 1.27
    162. Solomon Islands 1.24
    163. Equatorial Guinea 1.22
    164. Mali 1.20
    165. Ethiopia 1.13
    166. Benin 1.12
    167. Gabon 1.06
    168. Eritrea 0.95
    169. Burma (Myanmar) 0.94
    170. Kiribati 0.93
    171. Ghana 0.91
    172. Uganda 0.89
    173. Zambia 0.63
    174. Madagascar 0.60
    175. Niger 0.56
    176. Bangladesh 0.48
    177. Togo 0.46
    178. Somalia 0.42
    179. Congo (Brazzaville) 0.36
    180. Afghanistan 0.35
    181. Burkina Faso 0.35
    182. Sudan 0.34
    183. Mozambique 0.30
    184. Sierra Leone 0.26
    185. Tanzania 0.24
    186. Timor Leste 0.23
    187. Burundi 0.18
    188. Liberia 0.17
    189. Kenya 0.15
    190. Rwanda 0.11
    191. Chad 0.10
    192. Nigeria 0.08
    193. Malawi 0.06
    194. Haiti 0.05
    195. Central African Republic 0.04

    Fixed telephone subscriptions refers to the sum of active number of analogue fixed telephone lines, voice-over-IP (VoIP) subscriptions, fixed wireless local loop (WLL) subscriptions, ISDN voice-channel equivalents and fixed public payphones.

    Source: World Bank