Image from page 268 of “Bell telephone magazine” (1922) – Bombay Picture

Identifier: belltelephonemag00vol2930amerrich
Title: Bell telephone magazine
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: American Telephone and Telegraph Company American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Information Dept
Subjects: Telephone
Publisher: [New York, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., etc.]
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every 2600 people inIndia, one to every 1840 in China.In Asia, the concentration of tele-phones in principal cities is high : 44percent of Indias are in the twocities of Bombay and Calcutta, 16percent of Japans in Tokyo, 37 per-cent of Chinas in Shanghai. InThailand, 100 percent of the tele-phones are located in the city ofBangkok. Israel leads Asias countries in re-gard to telephone density with 2.1telephones per 100 population, fol-lowed by Japan with 2.0. OCEANIA Australia has 1,066,385 tele-phones, which is 70 percent of thetotal number in service in Oceania.Nearly half of Australias telephonesare located in the two cities of Mel-bourne and Sydney. The telephone system of NewZealand is second in size amongOceanias countries. Telephone dis-tribution in New Zealand is rela-tively even. Approximately 40 per-cent of the total are in the fourlargest cities. These cities in theaggregate have a telephone develop-ment of 18.7. The balance of the 1950-51 Where the Worlds Telephones Are ^55

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Through overseas radio telephone transmitting stations such as this one at Lawrenceville,N. /., calls can reach S5 foreign countries or areas country has a development of 18 tele-phones per 100 of the population. Telephones in Large Countries As of January i, 1950, there wereten countries in the world which hadmore than one million telephoneseach. These, in order according tothe number of telephones in their sys-tems, were: the United States, theUnited Kingdom, Canada, Germany,France, Japan, Sweden, L .S.S.R.,Italy, and Australia. THE UNITED STATES On January 1, 1950, there were40,709,398 telephones—about 58percent of all those in the world—in service in the United States,operated entirely under privateownership. The use of the tele- phone in this country has kept pacewith the growth in population. Inthe decade from 1940 to 1950, no-tably, the absolute increase in thenumber of telephones and that inour population both approximated19 million. We had 13.5 millionmore telephones at t

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