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Telephones and Internet Users by Country, 1990 and 2005

Learn about the number of telephone and internet users by country, from Argentina to Venezuela.
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(rates per 1,000 persons)

CountryTelephone
main lines
Cellular
phone
subscribers
Internet
users
1990 2005 1990 2005 1990 2005
Argentina 93 227 570 0 177
Australia 456 564 11 906 6 698
Austria 418 450 10 991 1 486
Belgium 393 461 4 903 458
Brazil 63 230 462 0 195
Bulgaria 250 321 0 807 0 206
Canada 550 566 21 514 4 520
China 6 269 302 0 85
Colombia 69 168 0 479 0 104
Cuba 32 75 0 12 0 17
Czech Republic 157 314 0 1,151 0 269
Ecuador 48 129 0 472 0 47
Egypt 29 140 184 0 68
Finland 535 404 52 997 4 534
France 495 586 5 789 1 430
Germany 401 667 3 960 1 455
Greece 389 568 0 904 0 180
Guatemala 21 99 358 0 79
Hungary 96 333 924 0 297
India 6 45 0 82 0 55
Indonesia 6 58 213 0 73
Ireland 280 489 7 1,012 0 276
Israel 349 424 3 1,120 1 470
Italy 394 427 5 1,232 478
Japan 441 460 7 742 668
South Korea 310 492 2 794 684
Lebanon 144 277 0 277 0 196
Mexico 64 189 1 460 0 181
Netherlands 464 466 5 970 3 739
Norway 503 460 46 1,028 7 735
Pakistan 8 34 82 0 67
Panama 90 136 0 418 0 64
Poland 86 309 0 764 0 262
Russia 140 280 0 838 0 152
Saudi Arabia 75 164 1 575 0 70
Singapore 346 425 17 1,010 0 571
South Africa 94 101 724 0 109
Spain 325 422 1 952 348
Sweden 683 717 54 935 6 764
Switzerland 587 689 19 921 6 498
Thailand 24 110 1 430 0 110
United Kingdom 441 528 19 1,088 1 473
United States 545 606 21 680 8 630
Venezuela 75 136 470 0 125
Source: Human Development Report, 2007/2008, United Nations. Web: hdr.undp.org.

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