Communications

Introduction to the Internet

Growth of Internet Use  

YEAR

US USERS

WORLD USERS

YEAR

US USERS

WORLD USERS

1996

45,000,000

70,000,000

2002

159,000,000

618,434,100

1997

60,000,000

116,000,000

2003

161,632,400

718,772,300

1998

84,587,000

171,587,000

2004

185,000,000

851,804,400

1999

102,000,000

275,518,600

2005

197,800,000

980,386,700

2000

124,000,000

390,251,600

2006

210,200,000

1,201,139,800

2001

142,823,000

489,924,200

2007

220,000,000

1,472,916,300

Worldwide Cellular Mobile Telephone Subscribers, 2007

 

 

SUBSCRIBERS

 

 

SUBSCRIBERS

 

 

PER 1,000

 

 

PER 1,000

COUNTRY

SUBSCRIBERS

RESIDENTS

COUNTRY

SUBSCRIBERS

RESIDENTS

China

547,286,000

412

Ukraine

55,240,400

1,196

United States

255,400,000

835

Thailand

51,376,800

804

India

233,620,000

200

Spain

48,813,000

1,102

Russia

170,000,000

1,193

South Korea

43,500,000

902

Brazil

120,980,100

631

Philippines

42,868,9001

5081

Japan

100,525,000

786

South Africa

42,300,000

871

Germany

97,151,000

1,176

Poland

41,388,800

1,087

Indonesia

81,834,600

353

Argentina

40,401,800

1,022

Pakistan

78,852,900

481

Nigeria

40,395,600

273

Italy

78,571,0001

1,3511

Bangladesh

34,370,000

217

United Kingdom

71,992,500

1,185

Colombia

33,941,100

735

Mexico

68,253,600

641

Egypt

30,047,000

398

Turkey

61,975,800

828

Iran

28,499,300

400

France

55,358,100

898

World

3,280,751,500

493

Growth of Cell Phone Use in the US

Number of cellular mobile telephone subscribers in the US, 1996-2007.

YEAR

SUBSCRIBERS

YEAR

SUBSCRIBERS

YEAR

SUBSCRIBERS

YEAR

SUBSCRIBERS

1996

44,042,992

1999

86,047,003

2002

140,766,842

2005

207,896,198

1997

55,312,293

2000

109,478,031

2003

158,721,981

2006

233,040,781

1998

69,209,321

2001

128,374,512

2004

182,140,362

2007

255,395,599

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