FIELD LISTING :: TELEPHONES - FIXED LINES
This entry gives the total number of main telephone lines in use.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryTELEPHONES - MAIN LINES IN USE
Afghanistan total subscriptions: 118,769
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Albania total subscriptions: 247,010
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (2017 est.)
Algeria total subscriptions: 3,130,090
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (2017 est.)
American Samoa total subscriptions: 10,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (July 2016 est.)
Andorra total subscriptions: 38,411
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 50 (2017 est.)
Angola total subscriptions: 161,070
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Anguilla total subscriptions: 6,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (July 2016 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda total subscriptions: 22,504
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 24 (July 2016 est.)
Argentina total subscriptions: 9,530,349
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 22 (2017 est.)
Armenia total subscriptions: 505,190
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (2017 est.)
Aruba total subscriptions: 35,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 31 (July 2016 est.)
Australia total subscriptions: 8.46 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 36 (2017 est.)
Austria total subscriptions: 3,762,801
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 43 (2017 est.)
Azerbaijan total subscriptions: 1,688,325
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (2017 est.)
Bahamas, The total subscriptions: 113,852
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 35 (2017 est.)
Bahrain total subscriptions: 285,318
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (2017 est.)
Bangladesh total subscriptions: 710,189
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Barbados total subscriptions: 139,645
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 48 (2017 est.)
Belarus total subscriptions: 4,499,821
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 47 (2017 est.)
Belgium total subscriptions: 4,251,564
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (2017 est.)
Belize total subscriptions: 23,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (July 2016 est.)
Benin total subscriptions: 56,787
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Bermuda total subscriptions: 21,883
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 31 (2017 est.)
Bhutan total subscriptions: 21,364
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (2017 est.)
Bolivia total subscriptions: 851,110
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (2017 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina total subscriptions: 759,344
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (2017 est.)
Botswana total subscriptions: 141,207
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (2017 est.)
Brazil total subscriptions: 40,878,018
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (2017 est.)
British Virgin Islands total subscriptions: 10,004
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 29 (2017 est.)
Brunei total subscriptions: 74,213
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (July 2016 est.)
Bulgaria total subscriptions: 1,302,316
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2017 est.)
Burkina Faso total subscriptions: 76,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Burma total subscriptions: 556,112
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Burundi total subscriptions: 23,409
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Cabo Verde total subscriptions: 64,970
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (2017 est.)
Cambodia total subscriptions: 132,911
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Cameroon total subscriptions: 699,055
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (2017 est.)
Canada total subscriptions: 14,700,854
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 41 (2017 est.)
Cayman Islands total subscriptions: 34,116
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 60 (July 2016 est.)
Central African Republic total subscriptions: 1,964
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2016 est.)
Chad total subscriptions: 14,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2016 est.)
Chile total subscriptions: 3,193,131
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2017 est.)
China total subscriptions: 193.762 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (2017 est.)
Colombia total subscriptions: 6,987,654
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 15 (2017 est.)
Comoros total subscriptions: 17,212
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (2017 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total subscriptions: NA
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: NA (2017 est.)
Congo, Republic of the total subscriptions: 17,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2016 est.)
Cook Islands total: 7,800
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 75 (July 2016 est.)
Costa Rica total subscriptions: 843,148
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (2017 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire total subscriptions: 305,562
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Croatia total subscriptions: 1,401,354
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (2017 est.)
Cuba total subscriptions: 1,349,188
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (2017 est.)
Cyprus total subscriptions: 317,241
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 26 (2017 est.)
Czechia total subscriptions: 1,616,631
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 15 (2017 est.)
Denmark total subscriptions: 1,439,695
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 26 (2017 est.)
Djibouti total subscriptions: 36,582
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2017 est.)
Dominica total subscriptions: 13,328
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (July 2016 est.)
Dominican Republic total subscriptions: 1,329,852
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (2017 est.)
Ecuador total subscriptions: 2,415,204
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 15 (2017 est.)
Egypt total subscriptions: 6,604,849
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (2017 est.)
El Salvador total subscriptions: 677,599
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 11 (2017 est.)
Equatorial Guinea total subscriptions: 10,989
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2016 est.)
Eritrea total subscriptions: 66,086
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2016 est.)
Estonia total subscriptions: 362,117
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 29 (2017 est.)
Eswatini total subscriptions: 42,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (July 2016 est.)
Ethiopia total subscriptions: 1.181 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
European Union total: 210,621,546
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2017 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) total subscriptions: 2,255
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 77 (July 2016 est.)
Faroe Islands total subscriptions: 20,193
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 46 (July 2016 est.)
Fiji total subscriptions: 75,952
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (2017 est.)
Finland total subscriptions: 378,200
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (2017 est.)
France total subscriptions: 38.687 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 58 (2017 est.)
French Polynesia total subscriptions: 60,530
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (July 2016 est.)
Gabon total subscriptions: 21,235
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Gambia, The total subscriptions: 37,969
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (July 2016 est.)
Gaza Strip Total subscriptions:: 432,000 (includes the West Bank); (July 2016 est.)
Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants:: 9 (includes the West Bank); (July 2016 est.) (July 2016 est.)
Georgia total subscriptions: 713,826
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (2017 est.)
Germany total subscriptions: 44.4 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 55 (2017 est.)
Ghana total subscriptions: 301,551
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Gibraltar total subscriptions: 19,753
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 67 (2017 est.)
Greece total subscriptions: 5,176,475
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 48 (2017 est.)
Greenland total subscriptions: 16,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 28 (July 2016 est.)
Grenada total subscriptions: 32,491
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 29 (2017 est.)
Guam total subscriptions: 68,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 42 (July 2016 est.)
Guatemala total subscriptions: 2,461,109
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (2017 est.)
Guernsey total subscriptions: 36,547
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 60 (July 2016 est.)
Guinea total subscriptions: 0
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Guinea-Bissau total subscriptions: 0 (2017 est.)
Guyana total subscriptions: 135,795
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2017 est.)
Haiti total subscriptions: 5,703
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Honduras total subscriptions: 491,107
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (2017 est.)
Hong Kong total subscriptions: 4,266,837
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 59 (2017 est.)
Hungary total subscriptions: 3,131,598
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 32 (2017 est.)
Iceland total subscriptions: 146,213
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 43 (2017 est.)
India total subscriptions: 23,234,687
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (2017 est.)
Indonesia total subscriptions: 11,172,021
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2017 est.)
Iran total subscriptions: 31,182,812
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 38 (2017 est.)
Iraq total subscriptions: 2,918,396
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (2017 est.)
Ireland total subscriptions: 1,842,026
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (2017 est.)
Israel total subscriptions: 3.24 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 39 (2017 est.)
Italy total subscriptions: 20,700,659
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (2017 est.)
Jamaica total subscriptions: 297,027
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 10 (2017 est.)
Japan total subscriptions: 63,941,094
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 51 (2017 est.)
Jersey total subscriptions: 55,938
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 58 (July 2016 est.)
Jordan total subscriptions: 404,112
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (July 2016 est.)
Kazakhstan total subscriptions: 3,697,300
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (2017 est.)
Kenya total subscriptions: 69,861
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Kiribati total subscriptions: 765
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Korea, North total subscriptions: 1.18 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (July 2016 est.)
Korea, South total subscriptions: 26,842,952
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 52 (2017 est.)
Kosovo total: 831,470
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 45 (July 2016 est.)
Kuwait total subscriptions: 542,082
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 19 (2017 est.)
Kyrgyzstan total subscriptions: 362,288
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (2017 est.)
Laos total subscriptions: 1,125,469
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (2017 est.)
Latvia total subscriptions: 342,097
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2017 est.)
Lebanon total subscriptions: 1,816,262
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (July 2016 est.)
Lesotho total subscriptions: 10,637
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Liberia total subscriptions: 8,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2016 est.)
Libya total subscriptions: 1,374,408
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (July 2016 est.)
Liechtenstein total subscriptions: 15,852
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 41 (2017 est.)
Lithuania total subscriptions: 486,895
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (2017 est.)
Luxembourg total subscriptions: 275,300
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 46 (2017 est.)
Macau total: 142,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 24 (July 2016 est.)
Macedonia total subscriptions: 361,269
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (2017 est.)
Madagascar total subscriptions: 68,792
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Malawi total subscriptions: 17,337
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Malaysia total subscriptions: 6,578,200
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (2017 est.)
Maldives total subscriptions: 20,377
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (2017 est.)
Mali total subscriptions: 200,812
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2016 est.)
Malta total subscriptions: 240,280
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 58 (2017 est.)
Marshall Islands total subscriptions: 2,361
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (July 2016 est.)
Mauritania total subscriptions: 57,057
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (2017 est.)
Mauritius total subscriptions: 413,100
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 30 (2017 est.)
Mexico total subscriptions: 20,602,668
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (2017 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of total subscriptions: 6,947
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (2017 est.)
Moldova total subscriptions: 1,143,852
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (2017 est.)
Monaco total subscriptions: 47,013
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 153 (2017 est.)
Mongolia total subscriptions: 292,594
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 10 (2017 est.)
Montenegro total subscriptions: 152,155
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 24 (2017 est.)
Montserrat total subscriptions: 3,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 57 (July 2016 est.)
Morocco total subscriptions: 2,046,390
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (2017 est.)
Mozambique total subscriptions: 80,545
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Namibia total subscriptions: 193,125
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (2017 est.)
Nauru total subscriptions: 1,900
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (July 2016 est.)
Nepal total subscriptions: 861,299
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (2017 est.)
Netherlands total subscriptions: 6.551 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 38 (2017 est.)
New Caledonia total subscriptions: 92,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (July 2016 est.)
New Zealand total subscriptions: 1.368 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 30 (2017 est.)
Nicaragua total subscriptions: 375,856
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (2017 est.)
Niger total subscriptions: 114,352
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Nigeria total subscriptions: 139,344
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Norway total subscriptions: 745,182
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (2017 est.)
Oman total subscriptions: 497,716
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 11 (2017 est.)
Pakistan total subscriptions: 2,940,243
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Palau total subscriptions: 7,204
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (July 2016 est.)
Panama total subscriptions: 603,638
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (2017 est.)
Papua New Guinea total subscriptions: 154,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (July 2016 est.)
Paraguay total subscriptions: 290,109
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2017 est.)
Peru total subscriptions: 3,082,036
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 10 (2017 est.)
Philippines total subscriptions: 4,163,282
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2017 est.)
Poland total subscriptions: 8,143,145
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 24 (July 2016 est.)
Portugal total subscriptions: 4,831,022
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 45 (2017 est.)
Puerto Rico total subscriptions: 783,739
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 23 (2017 est.)
Qatar total subscriptions: 440,909
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 19 (2017 est.)
Romania total subscriptions: 3.89 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2017 est.)
Russia total subscriptions: 31,190,855
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 22 (2017 est.)
Rwanda total subscriptions: 12,333
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (December 2017 est.) (2017 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha total: 576
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 35 (July 2016 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis total subscriptions: 17,293
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (2017 est.)
Saint Lucia total subscriptions: 35,014
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (2017 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon total subscriptions: 4,800
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 80 (July 2016 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total subscriptions: 20,111
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (2017 est.)
Samoa total subscriptions: 8,454
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2017 est.)
San Marino total subscriptions: 15,800
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 47 (2017 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe total subscriptions: 5,569
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (2017 est.)
Saudi Arabia total subscriptions: 3,619,352
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 13 (2017 est.)
Senegal total subscriptions: 290,636
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (2017 est.)
Serbia total subscriptions: 2,609,592
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (2017 est.)
Seychelles total subscriptions: 19,652
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (2017 est.)
Sierra Leone total subscriptions: 17,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2016 est.)
Singapore total subscriptions: 1,983,100
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (2017 est.)
Slovakia total subscriptions: 758,842
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (2017 est.)
Slovenia total subscriptions: 717,235
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 36 (2017 est.)
Solomon Islands total subscriptions: 7,405
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Somalia total subscriptions: 48,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2016 est.)
South Africa total subscriptions: 3,629,141
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (2017 est.)
South Sudan total subscriptions: 0 (2017 est.)
Spain total subscriptions: 19,680,973
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 40 (2017 est.)
Sri Lanka total subscriptions: 2,603,178
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (2017 est.)
Sudan total subscriptions: 143,280
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Suriname total subscriptions: 89,030
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 15 (2017 est.)
Sweden total subscriptions: 2,794,418
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 28 (2017 est.)
Switzerland total subscriptions: 3,672,500
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 45 (2017 est.)
Syria total subscriptions: 2,726,193
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 15 (2017 est.)
Taiwan total subscriptions: 13,565,064
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 58 (2017 est.)
Tajikistan total subscriptions: 468,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (July 2016 est.)
Tanzania total subscriptions: 127,094
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Thailand total subscriptions: 2.91 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (2017 est.)
Timor-Leste total subscriptions: 2,364
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Togo total subscriptions: 36,111
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2017 est.)
Tokelau total subscriptions: 300
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (July 2016 est.)
Tonga total subscriptions: 11,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 10 (July 2016 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago total subscriptions: 257,445
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (2017 est.)
Tunisia total subscriptions: 1,113,168
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 10 (2017 est.)
Turkey total subscriptions: 11,308,444
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (2017 est.)
Turkmenistan total subscriptions: 665,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 13 (July 2016 est.)
Tuvalu total subscriptions: 2,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (July 2016 est.)
Uganda total subscriptions: 262,286
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Ukraine total subscriptions: 7,186,579
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (2017 est.)
United Arab Emirates total subscriptions: 2,320,837
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 38 (2017 est.)
United Kingdom total subscriptions: 33,140,662
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 50 (2017 est.)
United States total subscriptions: 119.902 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (2017 est.)
Uruguay total subscriptions: 1,136,977
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (2017 est.)
Uzbekistan total subscriptions: 3,444,330
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12 (2017 est.)
Vanuatu total subscriptions: 3,499
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Venezuela total subscriptions: 5,928,714
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 19 (2017 est.)
Vietnam total subscriptions: 4,526,077
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (2017 est.)
Virgin Islands total subscriptions: 76,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 73 (July 2016 est.)
Wallis and Futuna total subscriptions: 3,132
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (July 2016 est.)
West Bank total subscriptions: 472,293 (includes Gaza Strip)
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (includes Gaza Strip) (2017 est.)
World total subscriptions: 984,289,950
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Yemen total subscriptions: 1,165,828
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4 (July 2016 est.)
Zambia total subscriptions: 101,444
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2017 est.)
Zimbabwe total subscriptions: 264,150
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (2017 est.)