Along with the impressive figures of world's recent telecommunication technology development such as doubling of the households with internet access through the last decade or nearing to a reading of one mobile cellular phone per person, there are still a lot of countries where Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) uptake is still very low. Thus, in Africa, as for 2012, only 8% of households possess a computer and only 6% have access in the Internet. For comparison, in Europe the same indicators constitute 76 and 74 percent respectively making European region the leader by affordability of personal computers and the Internet. What are the other tendencies taking place across the globe which is headily moving towards information society? To answer this question, explore data and ready-made visual analysis presented below.
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India has the fastest growing telecom network in the world with its high population and development potential. Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Uninor, Reliance, Tata DoCoMo, BSNL, Aircel, Tata Indicom, MTNL and Loop Mobile are the major operators in India. However, rural India still lacks strong infrastructure. India's public sector telecom company BSNL is the 7th largest telecom company in world.
A fixed telephone line (previously called main telephone line in operation) is an active* line connecting the subscriber's terminal equipment to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and which has a dedicated port in the telephone exchange equipment. This term is synonymous with the terms main station or Direct Exchange Line (DEL) that are commonly used in telecommunication documents. It may not be the same as an access line or a subscriber. This should include the active number of analog fixed telephone lines (112a), ISDN channels (28c), fixed wireless (WLL), public payphones (1112) and VoIP subscriptions (112IP). *Active lines are...