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Fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants
Fixed telephone lines refer to telephone lines connecting a customer’s terminal equipment (e.g. telephone set, facsimile machine) to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and which have a dedicated port on a telephone exchange. Fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants is calculated by dividing the number of fixed telephone lines by the population and multiplying by 100.
ICT Infrastructure and access
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Mobile cellular subscribers per 100 inhabitants
Mobile cellular subscribers refer to users of portable telephones subscribing to an automatic public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provides access to the PSTN. Users of both post-paid subscriptions and pre-paid accounts are included. Mobile cellular subscribers per 100 inhabitants is obtained by dividing the number of mobile cellular subscribers by the population and multiplying by 100.
ICT Infrastructure and access
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Internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants
An Internet subscriber is someone who pays for access to the public Internet (a TCP/ IP connection). The statistic is measured irrespective of the type or speed of access, the type of device used to access the Internet, or the method of payment. Internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants is obtained by dividing the number of Internet subscribers by the population and multiplying by 100.
ICT Infrastructure and access
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Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants
Broadband Subscribers Per 100 Inhabitants A Broadband Internet subscriber is someone who pays for high-speed access to the public Internet (a TCP/IP connection). Highspeed access is defined as being equal to, or greater than 256 kbit/s, as the sum of the capacity in both directions. The statistic is measured irrespective of the type of access, or the type of device used to access the Internet, or the method of payment. Broadband Internet subscribers per 100 inhabitants is obtained by dividing the number of Broadband Internet subscribers by the population and multiplying by 100.
ICT Infrastructure and access
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International internet bandwidth per inhabitant
International Internet bandwidth refers to the capacity which backbone operators provision to carry Internet traffic measured in bits per second. International Internet bandwidth per inhabitant is obtained by dividing the amount of bandwidth by the population.