Key Global Telecom Indicators for the World Telecommunication Service Sector: 1995 to 2004

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1353):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 20 rows and 11 columns.

In billions U.S. dollars (779 represents $779,000,000,000), except as indicated. All data were converted by annual average exchange rates. Country fiscal year data was aggregated to obtain calendar year estimates.


  1. Revenue from installation, subscription and local, trunk and international call charges for fixed telephone service.
  2. Retail revenue.
  3. Including leased circuits, data communications, telex, telegraph, and other telecom-related revenue.
  4. Note that the data of the growing number of new market entrants are not always reflected in national statistics.
  5. 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.
  6. From 1994 including traffic between countries of former Soviet Union.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.