2005 Americas Telecommunication Indicators 2005

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The 2005 edition of ITU’s Americas Telecommunication Indicators has been prepared especially for ITU TELECOM AMERICAS 2005 (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, 3-6 October 2005). The publication consists of three partsan analytical overview, regional and country statistics and a directory of telecommunication organizations. An overview of the region’s telecommunication sector is the subject of the analytical overview. The statistical section consists of regional indicator tables covering areas such as fixed telephone, mobile, Internet and broadcasting data. Data are for year-end 2003 or 2004, where available. The directory section consists of the names and websites of telecommunication ministries, regulators and facilities-based telephone and cellular operators active in the region.



Fixed-line markets and developments

By 2004, there were 298 million main (fixed) telephone lines in the Americas. The largest fixedline networks are in the United States (180 million), Brazil (42 million) and Canada (20 million). The networks in these three countries accounted for 81 per cent of all fixed lines in operation in the region at the end of 2004. Regional average fixed telephone line penetration was 33.9 lines per 100 inhabitants.


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