Growth of Telecommunication Access


Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, writings, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.Telecommunication occurs when the exchange of information between communication participants includes the use of technology. It is transmitted either electrically over physical media, such as cables, or via electromagnetic radiation.

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The following data from ITU, a United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, shows the world wide growth of Telecommunication Access in terms of Cellular telephone subscriptions, Fixed telephone subscriptions and Internet subscriptions from 2000 to 2012.

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Cellular telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

Fixed telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants

Internet subscriptions per 100 inhabitants