Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Commission Document

International Trends Report

Download Options

Released: August 7, 2012


INTERNATIONAL BUREAU


REPORT








Trends in the International
Telecommunications Industry: Summary through 2010



August 2012



Strategic Analysis and Negotiations Division
Multilateral Negotiations and Industry Analysis Branch
International Bureau




Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554






Trends in the International Telecommunications Industry:

Summary through 2010


Table of Contents


Figures


Figure 1:
International Service as Percentage of Total Toll Revenues

Figure 2:
Growth in Minutes Compared with Decline in Average Revenue Billed to End Users
Figure 3:
U.S.-Billed Minutes by Destination: 2010
Figure 4:
Growth in U.S.-Billed and Foreign-Billed Minutes of Calling
Figure 5:
64 kbps Equivalent International Circuits by Type of Circuit
Figure 6:
64 kbps Equivalent International Circuits by Use of Circuit
Figure 7:
Average Revenue Per 64 kbps Equivalent Circuit
Figure 8:
64 kbps Circuits
Figure 9:
International Service End-User Revenues
Figure 10:
Shares of Billed Revenues by Type of International Service
Figure 11:
Per-Minute Settlement Payouts for U.S.-Billed and Per-Minute Settlement Receipts for
Foreign-Billed International Minutes
Figure 12:
Billed Revenue Per-Minute Compared with Retained Revenue Per-Minute
Figure 13:
Net Settlement Payouts
Figure 14:
Top Five and All Other Carriers’ Share of Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale
Revenues
Figure 15:
Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) Carriers’ Share of Total IMTS Resale
Minutes and Revenues

Tables



Long-Term Trends in the International Market
Table 1:
International and Domestic Toll Service Revenues

Table 2:
International Telephone Service Per-Minute Data
Table 3:
Selected Traffic Statistics for International Telephone Service
Table 4:
International Telephone Service Minutes of Traffic Originating in the United States
Compared with Traffic Originating in Other Countries


Table 5:
Selected Fiber Optic Cable Systems


Traffic and Circuit Data for Selected International Points
Table 6:
U.S.-Billed Minutes of International Telephone Service
Table 7:
Foreign-Billed Minutes of International Telephone Service
Table 8:
U.S.-Billed Revenues for International Telephone Service
Table 9:
U.S.-Billed Revenues Per-Minute for International Telephone Service
Table 10:
Net Settlement Payouts for International Telephone Service



Table 11:
Cable and Terrestrial Circuits in Service
Table 12:
Satellite Circuits in Service




Table 13:
Circuits Used for International Telephone Service

Table 14:
U.S.-Billed Revenues for International Private Line Service
Table 15:
Top Ten International Routes International Message Telephone Service
Table 16:
Shares of U.S.-Billed Minutes to the Top Five International Routes


Traffic, Revenues, and Payouts for Regions of the World
Table 17:
U.S.-Billed Minutes of International Telephone Service



Table 18:
Foreign-Billed Minutes of International Telephone Service





Trends in the International Telecommunications Industry

Summary through 2010


Table of Contents -- Continued


Table 19:
U.S.-Billed Revenues for International Telephone Service
Table 20:
Average U.S.-Billed Revenue Per-Minute for International Telephone Service
Table 21:
Net Settlement Payouts for International Telephone Service
Table 22:
U.S.-Billed Revenues for International Private Line Service
Table 23:
Private Line Revenue Per 64 kbps Equivalent Circuit



International Rate Information to Selected International Points
Table 24:
Selected Basic and Discount Calling Plan Rates for 7-Minute Calls
Table 25:
Selected Prepaid Calling Card Rates for 7-Minute Calls
Table 26:
Selected Wireless Service Rates for 7-Minute Calls


Traffic Information for Selected Carriers
Table 27:
Revenues for Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale International Message Telephone Service
Table 28:
Shares of Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale International Message Telephone Service
Revenues
Table 29:
Shares of International Message Telephone Service Including Pure Resale and End-User
Revenues
Table 30:
Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale Revenue Per-Minute Data for Top Five and All Other
Carriers
Table 31:
Commercial Mobile Radio (CMRS) Carriers Data for Top Five and All Other Carriers

Appendices

Appendix A:
Sources of International Traffic Data






Trends in the International Telecommunications Industry:

Summary through 2010


This report traces U.S.-international traffic and revenue trends from 1980 through 2010. We last
published this report in September, 2005. This report shows the continuation of several trends –
decreasing costs to U.S. consumers for international calls, sharp drops in revenue per circuit for
private line service, an increase in the proportion of U.S.-billed minutes that are terminated using
non-traditional settlement arrangements and a decline in per-minute settlement payments and
receipts for foreign and U.S.-billed calls.


Tables 1 through 5 present long-term trends in the international market, including revenue,
minutes, settlement payment data, and information on selected fiber optic cable systems.
Tables 6 through 14 present traffic and circuit data for 40 selected international points. Also
included are data on capacities of submarine cable, terrestrial, and satellite systems. Table 15
presents international minute and settlement payment information for the top 10 international
routes. Table 16 presents shares of U.S.-billed minutes to the top five international routes.


Tables 17 through 23 provide detailed traffic data, such as revenue and minutes reported by
regions of the world. Estimates for the price per circuit for private lines are included. Tables
24 through 26 provide rate information on basic and discount calling, pre-paid and wireless
for international calls.


Tables 27 through 30 provide traffic information for selected carriers. Information for
Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) carriers is included in Table 31.


Highlights


International service represents 20% of total long distance revenues


In 2010, 20.1% of U.S. carriers’ overall toll revenues came from international service. Since
the mid-1990s, international service had represented about 20% of U.S. carriers’ overall toll
revenues, having grown from 1980, when international service represented less than 9% of
overall toll revenues. U.S.-billed minutes decreased 14.5% from 72.9 billion in 2009 to 62.4
billion in 2010. See Figure 1 and Tables 1 and 2.








1



Figure 1: International Service as Percentage of Total Toll Revenues1
30
25
20
t
n

15
erce
P

10
5
0
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010


Average revenue billed to U.S. end users continue to decline since 1980 as overall minutes
have increased


The average revenue billed to U.S. end users for a minute of international telephone service
was a $1.34 in 1980.2 By 2000, end-user billed revenues had dropped 63% to $0.49 per-
minute. In 2010, end-user billed revenues were $0.07 per-minute.3

The number of U.S.-billed minutes increased from 1.6 billion in 1980 to 30.1 billion in 2000
and to 72.9 billion in 2009 before dropping to 62.4 billion in 2010.4 Interconnected VoIP
services are not included in carriers’ FCC Part 43 data submissions and are not reflected in
this report, but we can infer that these services contribute to the decline in overall minutes
reported between 2009 and 2010. See Figure 2 and Tables 2 and 3.

Average revenue per-minute has declined for calls to most regions of the world. From 2005
to 2010, average revenue per-minute declined 39%. The average revenue per-minute to
Africa, however, increased 13% from $0.15 per-minute to $0.17 per-minute during this
period. The greatest percentage decline was 63% for calls to Asia. See Table 20.


1 Since 1980, international revenues have included traffic from the United States to Canada and Mexico.
2 The average revenue billed per minute includes all the revenues billed to customers for the cost of providing
international services including, for example, per-minute charges, mobile surcharges and monthly recurring charges,
all divided by the minutes billed to customers.
3 These revenue figures are unadjusted for inflation.
4 The 62.4 billion minutes reported by facilities-based and facilities-resale carriers represent all traffic physically
handled by U.S. carriers. These minutes include Country-Direct, Country-Beyond and reorigination service
minutes. Country-Direct and Country-Beyond services are U.S. carrier offerings that allow customers in foreign
locations to route calls through U.S. carriers’ facilities. Reorigination allows the originating foreign carrier to take
advantage of the U.S. carrier’s agreement with the carrier in the terminating country. The end-user revenue estimate
incorporates markups by resellers.

2


For 35 of the 40 selected routes for U.S. international calls, the average revenue billed to end
users has declined over the past five years. From 2005 to 2010, U.S.-billed revenue per
minute declined by more than 50% for 13 of the 40 selected routes. See Table 9.

Figure 2: Growth in Minutes Compared with Decline in Average Revenue Billed to End Users
e $1.50
80
s
t
e

i
nut

u
60
$1.00
i
n

r
M

f
M

pe
40
s
o
e
s
$0.50
n
nu
20
e
v

illio
e $0.00

B

R

0
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
Revenue per Minute
Billions of Minutes


Calls to five countries account for 58.2% of international traffic

For outgoing calls, most international calls billed in the United States are terminated to a
handful of foreign countries. The five most heavily used routes in 2010 were U.S.-India
(25.5%), U.S.-Mexico (13.1%), U.S.-Canada (12.9%), U.S.-Dominican Republic (3.4%),
and U.S.-Philippines (3.3%), which collectively accounted for 58.2% of U.S.-billed
minutes. See Figure 3 and Table 6.





Figure 3: U.S.-Billed Minutes by Destination: 2010
All Ot he r Count r ie s
15.7%
India
25.5%
Ne xt 25 Count rie s
26.1%
Me xic o
13.1%
P hilippine s
D. R.
Ca na da
3.3%
3.4%
12.9%


For incoming calls, in 2010, five countries – Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico,
Germany, and India – accounted for 64.8% of total international traffic that terminated in
the United States (i.e., traffic reported as foreign-billed). See Table 7.

The percentages of international traffic billed in the United States and terminated in
Western Europe, North and Central America, and Asia were 10.0%, 30.3% and 35.4%,
respectively in 2010. In the same year, 85.5% of the international traffic that terminated
in the United States was billed in these three regions. South America and Africa
terminated 8.1% and 3.8%, respectively, of U.S.-billed minutes. See Tables 17 and 18.


3


Table 4 shows U.S. and other carriers’ international originating traffic statistics. The data
for selected foreign carriers were taken from TeleGeography, a report published by
PriMetrica, Inc.5 Traffic reported by U.S. carriers decreased an average 2.3% per year
between 2005 and 2010,6 with most of the decline occurring in 2010.

Country-direct, country-beyond and reorigination minutes7

In the 1980s, U.S. carriers began to offer Country-Direct and Country-Beyond services
that allowed their customers to use their services while traveling in foreign points. In the
1990s, U.S. carriers also began offering reorigination service, a type of transiting service
that increased the amount of U.S.-billed calls reported by U.S. carriers. These services
accounted for 9.3% of U.S.-billed minutes in 2010. See Table 3.

The sharp increase in U.S.-billed minutes between 2003 and 2004 can be attributed to
new carriers reporting international traffic as well as large increases in U.S. carriers’
customer bases. Two other markets that report international traffic data, Hong Kong and
Japan, also reported increases in international traffic minutes during the same period.8
See Figure 4 and Table 3.

Figure 4: Growth in U.S.-Billed and Foreign-Billed Minutes of Calling9
70.0
60.0
s
t
e
u
50.0
i
n

f

M
40.0
s
o
n
30.0
io
i
ll
B
20.0
d
i
lle
B
10.0
0.0
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
U.S. billed minutes
Foreign billed minutes





5 See http://www.telegeography.com/research-services/telegeography-report-database/.
6 See the archive of released International Telecommunications Data, available at
http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports and the 2010 International
Telecommunications Data (Mar. 2012), available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib.
7 See supra n.4 (providing definitions of country-direct, country-beyond and reorigination).
8 The Office of the Telecommunications Authority of Hong Kong and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications, Japan publishes traffic data at http://www.ofta.gov.hk/en/datastat/itthome.html and
http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/handbook/tabslist.htm.
9 Figure 4 excludes U.S.-billed country-direct, country-beyond, and reorigination minutes, focusing only on calls
billed to U.S. consumers located in the United States.

4


Submarine cable and terrestrial circuit capacity continues to grow

In 2005, carriers reported 6,027,175 64-kbps-equivalent cable and terrestrial circuits and
16,140 64-kbps-equivalent satellite circuits. By 2010, these figures were 24,791,690 and
8,662 respectively. Reported satellite capacity, which is a fraction of actual capacity,
declined 46.3% since 2005.10 Between 2009 and 2010, total activated circuit capacity
increased 58% from 15,676,128 to 24,800,352. See Figure 5 and Tables 11 and 12.











Figure 5: 64 kbps Equivalent International Circuits by Type of
Circuit
30,000,000
25,000,000
i
t
s
u

20,000,000
i
rc
C

15,000,000
vated
10,000,000
ti
c
A

5,000,000
0
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Submarine cable and Terrestrial
Satellite







Telephone service provides most reported international revenues, but accounted for only
4.1% of capacity


When the FCC began collecting detailed capacity statistics in 1995, most international
capacity was used for international telephone service. By 1998, the number of circuits
used for international telephone service increased 55.5% from 132,000 in 1995 to
205,000. While the number of circuits used for international telephone continued to
grow, the number of circuits used for private line and other services grew even more
rapidly.

Over the last 10 years, most circuit capacity growth has been used for other international
services, which include carrying Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic. The
enormous growth in the use of circuits for private line and other services shown in Figure
6 still underestimates the overall growth in private line use. This is because backbone
Internet providers often use circuits either on a non-carrier basis or from a private carrier,
and this kind of capacity is not required to be included in carriers’ FCC Part 43 data
submissions. See Figures 6 and 10 and Table 13.

10 The satellite data understate the actual amount of satellite capacity in use because non-common carrier (private)
satellite operators market their capacity directly to end-users on a non-common carrier basis and, thus, are not
subject to reporting requirements under section 43.82. See 2009 Year-End Circuit Status Report for U.S. Facilities-
Based International Carriers, n.11 (Dec. 2010), available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/circuit-status-report.

5


Figure 6: 64 kbps Equivalent International Circuits by Use of Circuit11
30,000,000
25,000,000
t
s
ui
c

20,000,000
r
Ci
d

15,000,000
te
a
v

10,000,000
ti
c
A

5,000,000
0
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010
International telephone
Private line and other


The average annual revenue per circuit for private line service, based on staff estimates,
dropped 99.1% from $2,897 in 2000 to $26 in 2010. In general, while capacity has
increased, the growth of competition in U.S. and foreign markets has brought downward
pressure on the average revenue per equivalent circuit. See Table 23 and Figure 7.

Figure 7: Average Revenue Per 64 kbps Equivalent Circuit
$10,000
Canada &
Mexico
Western Europe
$5,000
Asia
Other Points
Total All Points
$0
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010


Cable capacity has increased dramatically. The first trans-Atlantic cable, built in 1956,
TAT-1, a coaxial cable, had 45 planned kbps circuits. In 1988, the first fiber optic cable,
TAT-8, had 7,560 planned kbps circuits.12 The last trans-Atlantic cable, Apollo Cable,

11 Total circuits in Figure 6 are based on data in Table 11 and Table 12; telephone circuits are based on data in Table
13. Additional breakouts of cable capacity by type of circuit and type of service are available in the 2010 Year-End
Circuit Status Report for U.S. Facilities-Based International Carriers. See 2010 Year-End Circuit Status Report
(Mar. 2012), available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/.
12 See Trends in the International Telecommunications Industry (Sept. 2005), available at
http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic/.

6


had 3,870,720 planned kbps circuits. The Unity Cable System, built in 2010, had
28,788,480 planned kbps circuits. Carriers have estimated their projected gbps circuits
for 2013. See
Figure
8
and
Table
5.



Figure 8: 64 kbps Circuits
30,000
25,000
Gre e n =
Tra ns Atla ntic
s
P ink =
20,000
d
n

Tra ns P a c ific
s
a

15,000
u
o

10,000

Th

5,000
0
AC-1 PC-1 Level3 China- Flag-At Japan-
Apollo T GN-P T PE PPC-1 Unity
(1998) (1999) (2000)
US
1
US
(2003) (2003) (2008) (2009) (2010)
64 KBPS (000)
242
968
1,935
968
5,564
968
3,871
5,564
15,483
1,693
28,788

TPE - Trans-Pacific Express

Total end-user international billed revenues declined 69.2%

While total end-user revenues13 for international services grew rapidly from 1980 to the
end of the 1990s, billings leveled off during the late 1990s and declined throughout the
2000s. International end-user revenues declined 69.2% from $16.8 billion in 2000 to
$5.2 billion in 2010. See Figure 9 and Table 1.



Figure 9: International Service End-User Revenues
$20
$15
s
n

$10
i
l
lio
B

$5
$0
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010


Telephone service comprises a large and growing share of reported international billed
revenues. In 1980, 81% of reported billed revenues for international service were for
telephone service. By 2000, it accounted for 92%. In 2010, international telephone
service accounted for 95% of total reported international billed revenues. Figure 10

13 End-user revenues are estimated as the total revenues for facilities-based and facilities-resale traditional and non-
traditional services, plus markups by resellers.

7


shows how telephone service dominates revenues. Figure 6, however, in this report’s
discussion of capacity, shows that telephone service accounts for 1 million or only 4.1%
of total international circuits used. See Figures 6 and 10 and Tables 1 and 13. The
revenues for the data services used by the vast majority of international circuits are not
reported.14










Figure 10: Shares of Reported Billed Revenues by Type of International Service
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
Telephone
Private line
Miscellaneous


Prepaid calling cards offer discounts to basic schedule rates

Although basic schedule rates for international calls have declined since 2004, they are
still high.15 Customers can avoid these rates by enrolling in discounted calling plans,
purchasing prepaid calling cards, or finding other alternatives. See Tables 24, 25, and 26.

Prepaid calling card rates to certain international destinations are often far lower than
basic schedule rates for direct dial calls.16 Information published by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey (Prepublication Data 2010), indicates that in
2010, consumers purchased around $1.0 billion of prepaid cards. Many prepaid
providers sell cards customized for international calls, or for calls to a particular region or
specific country.


14 Billed revenues are equal to the amounts that carriers billed to customers for service. In 2010, carriers reported
virtual private line, TDM/TDMA, frame relay/ATM, packet switching, switched ethernet, and virtual private
network as “miscellaneous other international services.” Because backbone Internet traffic is not provided as a
common carrier service, Internet revenues from backbone Internet service providers are not required to be included
in carrier’s FCC Part 43 data submissions. However, backbone Internet service providers often use international
circuits provided by common carriers that are not their affiliates. In such cases, the underlying carrier reports the
associated revenues for those circuits as part of its common carrier private line revenues.
15 See Trends in the International Telecommunications Industry, Table 20 (July 2004), available at
http://transition.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Common_Carrier/Reports/FCC-State_Link/Intl/itrnd01.pdf. See also Table 24 in
this report.
16 See Tables 24 and 25 of this report. The FCC’s website includes additional information on prepaid calling cards.
See, e.g., http://www.fcc.gov/guides/prepaid-phone-cards-what-consumers-should-know.

8


Table 25 shows international call charges for a selection of prepaid cards. The last
column in this table shows the best rate for each country selected from the prepaid cards
represented in the table. The highest rate shown in this column is for Haiti, with a seven-
minute call at $1.30, which is still low in comparison to basic schedule rates.

Cellular phone plans – another alternative used to make international calls

The number of mobile telephone subscribers in the United States increased 24% from
229.6 million in December 2006 to 285.1 million in December 2010.17 As an increasing
number of consumers drop residential landline service for mobile service only,
consumers are looking for ways to make cheap international calls using their cell phones.
Table 26 shows international call charges for selected wireless carriers’ discounted and
standard plans.

Total net settlement payments declined 8% annually from $3.1 billion in 2005 to $2.1
billion in 2010

Settlement payments and receipts are part of the financial transactions among carriers
providing international telephone services. The settlement rates under which traffic is
exchanged are negotiated among the foreign and U.S. carriers. The amount of settlement
payments and receipts are determined by settlement rates, compensation agreements, and
traffic volume. Until 2004, all settlement rates and agreements had to comply with the
Commission’s International Settlement Policy (ISP). In 2004, the Commission lifted the
ISP requirements from agreements involving foreign carriers that do not have market
power and on routes where the termination rates for U.S.-international services were
below benchmark rates.18

As a result of changes in the Commission’s rules, market conditions, and an increased use
of Internet protocol (IP) technology, carriers are terminating an increasing amount of
traffic outside the traditional settlement process. In 2010, carriers reported that they
terminated 98% of their U.S.-billed minutes using non-traditional agreements.19

Settlement payments per-minute to foreign carriers dropped 91% from $0.66 in 1990 to
$0.06 in 2005 and then to $0.05 in 2009, where they remain. During the same period,

17 See Local Telephone Competition: Status as of December 31, 2010, Table 17 (Oct. 2011), available at
http://transition.fcc.gov/wcb/iatd/comp.html.
18 See 47 C.F.R. §§ 43.51(e), 64.1001, 64.1002 (2009). See International Settlements Policy Reform, International
Settlement Rates
, IB Docket No. 02-234, First Report and Order, 19 FCC Rcd 5709, 5723-25, ¶¶ 27-28 (2004).
Currently, 165 routes are exempted from the ISP. See http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/isp_exempt.html. See also U.S.-
Cambodia Route Exempted from the International Settlements Policy
, Public Notice, IB Docket Nos. 02-324, 96-
261, 20 FCC Rcd 963 (Int’l Bur. 2005). For a discussion of benchmarks, see International Settlement Rates, IB
Docket No. 96-261, Report and Order, FCC 97-280, 12 FCC Rcd 19806, 19806, ¶ 1 (1997); Report and Order on
Reconsideration and Order Lifting Stay, 14 FCC Rcd 9256 (1999); aff’d sub nom. Cable & Wireless P.L.C. v. FCC,
166 F.3d 1224 (D.C. Cir. 1999).
19 See 2010 International Telecommunications Data, Table A1 (Switched Services Page 6), and Table A20
(Switched Services Page 66) (Mar. 2011), available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/. Traditional settlement
arrangements consist of traffic settled pursuant to the Commission’s International Settlement’s Policy (ISP). Non-
Traditional settlement arrangements consist of all traffic other than traditionally settled traffic.

9


receipts per-minute to U.S. carriers from foreign carriers dropped 95% from $0.56 to
$0.03 and then to $0.01 in 2007, where they remained until 2009. In 2010, receipts per-
minute were $0.02. See Figure 11 and Table 2.

Figure 11: Per-Minute Settlement Payouts for U.S.-Billed and Per-Minute Settlement
Receipts for Foreign-Billed International Minutes
$0.80
$0.60
$0.40
$0.20
$0.00
1990
1993
1996
1999
2002
2005
2008
Receipts
Payments


Even as carriers have moved to non-traditional settlement arrangements and settlement
payments have fallen, settlement payments of all types have remained relatively constant
as a percentage of billed revenue. In 1990, settlement payments represented 66% of the
amount billed per-minute to U.S. customers for international calls. In 2010, these
payments accounted for 67% of the amounts billed for international traffic. See Table 2.

U.S. carrier net retained revenue per minute is end-user billed revenues plus settlement
receipts minus settlement payments, divided by all U.S.-billed and foreign-billed minutes.
Net retained revenue per minute was $0.64 in 1980. It dropped 35% to $0.42 in 1990 and
then another 40% to $0.25 in 2000. By 2010, net retained revenue per minute had
dropped 91% from $0.25 to $0.02 per minute. See Figure 12.

End-user billed revenues dropped 85% from $0.49 per minute in 2000 to $0.07 per
minute in 2010. Although end-user billed revenues and net retained revenues per minute
have both dropped by more than 80% since 2000, carriers’ retained revenues are 33% of
each U.S.-billed minute. See Figure 12 and Table 2.












10


Figure 12: Billed Revenue Per-Minute Compared with Retained Revenue Per-Minute
$1.60
$1.40
$1.20
$1.00
$0.80
$0.60
$0.40
$0.20
$0.00
1980
1985
1990
1995
2000
2005
2010
Billed revenue per-minute
Net retained revenue per-minute


In the early 1980s to mid-1990s, growth in U.S.-billed calls more than offset the decline
in settlement rates. The result was that net settlement payments to foreign carriers grew
from $300 million in 1980 to a record high $5.7 billion in 1996. The trend reversed
starting in 1997.20 Over the last five years, however, for 10 of the 40 countries tracked in
this report, settlement payments have increased.21 Net settlement payments declined 47%
from $3.9 billion in 2000 to $2.1 billion in 2010. See Figure 13, and Tables 3 and 10.




Figure 13: Net Settlement Payouts
$4
s
n
io

$2
ill
B

$0
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010


Five carriers lead the market as the market share of other carriers grows

In 1980, AT&T billed more than 90% of total U.S. international telephone service
revenues and had a virtual monopoly on service from the U.S. mainland. MCI and Sprint
entered the market in the mid-1980s. In 2010, the five largest carriers - AT&T, MCI
International, Inc. (Verizon), Sprint Nextel Corporation, IDT Corporation, and Reliance

20 Information for prior years can be found in previous versions of this publication at
http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic.
21 See Table 10 of this report.

11


Communications - report the most international telephone service revenues. Other
international carriers’ revenues, however, also continue to grow. Note that IP services
are not subject to filing requirements and thus are not included in these figures. See
Figure 14, and Tables 27 through 30.














Figure 14: Top Five and All Other Carriers’ Share of Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale
Revenues
100.0%
80.0%
60.0%
Top 5 share
40.0%
All Other share
20.0%
0.0%
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008
2010


Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) Carriers’ shares also continue to grow

In 2001, CMRS carriers accounted for 0.6 billion (approximately 2%) of all International
Message Telephone Service (IMTS) resale minutes, and $0.4 billion (approximately 8%) of all
IMTS resale revenues. By 2010, CMRS carriers’ share of the IMTS resale market has grown to
20.8 billion (approximately 26%) of all IMTS resale minutes, and $1.7 billion (approximately
29%) of all IMTS resale revenues.22 See Figure 15 and Table 31.

Figure 15: Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) Carriers’ Share of Total IMTS Resale
Minutes and Revenues
40.0%
20.0%
0.0%
2001
2003
2005
2007
2009
Minutes
Revenues


22 See 2001 International Telecommunications Data, Table D (Jan. 2003), available at
http://transition.fcc.gov/wcb/iatd/intl.htm; 2010 International Telecommunications Data, Table D (Mar. 2012),
available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/.

12


Table 1

International and Domestic Toll Service Revenues

(Revenue Amounts Shown in Millions)
1
International Service Revenues

Total Toll

International

2

Revenues

as % of
3

Telephone

Private Line

Miscellaneous

Total International

Total Toll

Facilities-Based

and

Pure

Telephone

Record

Telex

Telegraph Other

End

Carrier's

End

Carrier's

End

Carrier's

4
4
4

Facilities-Resale Resale

User

Carrier &

User

Carrier &

User

Carrier &

End User

End User

End User

1980
2,097.2
14.8
100.0
324.9
62.6
2,484.7
2,599.5
31,001
8.4
1981
2,239.4
14.1
111.9
349.6
61.8
2,650.8
2,776.7
39,180
7.1
1982
2,382.1
14.3
123.7
363.3
56.4
2,801.8
2,939.8
43,919
6.7
1983
2,876.1
15.1
138.9
378.6
53.8
3,308.5
3,462.6
46,970
7.4
1984
3,197.0
7.2
150.4
393.8
45.6
3,636.4
3,794.0
51,156
7.4
1985
3,487.4
8.5
163.4
414.7
44.9
3,946.9
4,118.8
54,815
7.5
1986
4,004.4
10.7
164.2
389.6
41.6
4,435.6
4,610.5
57,468
8.0
1987
4,749.6
$14.1
26.8
164.1
360.1
35.1
5,146.3
5,349.9
58,519
9.1
1988
5,799.8
65.3
194.2
310.1
29.7
6,340.3
6,399.0
62,600
10.2
1989
6,901.1
112.9
208.0
243.1
27.0
7,390.5
7,492.0
66,024
11.3
1990
8,042.3
166.9
201.4
196.1
23.9
8,480.5
8,630.7
66,792
12.9
1991
9,219.1
440.7
309.0
200.0
15.2
$22.7
9,810.1 10,206.7
68,558
14.9
1992
10,331.3
514.0
323.4
155.4
15.6
24.1
10,901.1 11,363.7
71,983
15.8
1993
11,504.5
594.0
366.1
135.1
11.8
23.4
12,100.2 12,634.8
75,290
16.8
1994
12,430.9
1,122.7
440.9
122.7
12.4
25.3
13,144.3 14,154.8
80,726
17.5
1995
14,159.8
1,759.4
514.2
119.3
6.3
47.9
15,023.4 16,606.8
85,475
19.4
1996
14,234.1
3,642.7
660.7
118.9
5.0
26.1
15,409.1 18,687.5
93,361
20.0
1997
15,250.4
4,112.0
850.9
109.8
3.5
28.3
16,654.1 20,354.9
$89,193
100,791
18.7 %
20.2
1998
14,246.4
4,798.3
921.5
50.5
2.7
36.3
15,737.2 20,055.7
91,607
105,055
17.2
19.1
1999
14,527.6
4,528.0
1,215.9
56.8
1.6
30.8
16,285.5 20,360.8
93,311
108,246
17.5
18.8
2000
14,172.2
7,366.7
1,501.9
32.7
1.3
250.6
16,751.4 23,381.4
87,767
109,615
19.1
21.3
2001
10,844.4
5,414.0
1,467.0
10.3
0.3
199.2
13,399.5 18,272.1
79,302
99,301
16.9
18.4
2002
9,446.4
5,100.7
988.1
5/
5/
112.8
12,005.9 16,596.6
67,222
83,697
17.9
19.8
2003
8,717.8
5,760.2
743.0
5/
5/
169.7
10,206.6 15,390.7
58,983
77,188
17.3
19.9
2004
8,653.4
5,226.0
573.9
5/
5/
147.1
9,897.1 14,600.4
55,511
71,214
17.8
20.5
2005
7,400.1
5,750.1
627.7
5/
5/
110.5
8,713.3 13,888.3
52,358
69,250
16.6
20.1
2006
7,298.9
6,076.6
694.3
5/
5/
99.0
8,699.8 14,168.8
49,278
64,379
17.7
22.0
2007
6,524.5
6,958.9
645.5
5/
5/
71.0
7,936.9 14,199.9
48,709
64,802
16.3
21.9
2008
6,458.7
8,459.0
787.2
5/
5/
29.2
8,121.0 15,734.1
47,292
61,134
17.2
25.7
2009
5,816.6
7,396.9
683.3
5/
5/
50.8
7,290.3 13,947.6
43,159
56,162
16.9
24.8
2010
4,039.2
5,815.3
514.6
5/
5/
19.1
5,154.5 10,388.3
40,702
51,639
12.7
20.1
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports. The data represent
traffic between all U.S. points and all international points, and include a small amount of traffic between domestic U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude
pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted. Starting in 2003, data for carriers requesting confidential treatment are broken out between international telephone,
private line, and miscellaneous services. Prior to year 2003, data for carriers requesting confidential treatment are included in, "Total International." For a list of
carriers requesting confidential treatment, please see the above publication, International Telecommunications Data. Information prior to 1980 can be found in the
hidden rows of the Excel spreadsheet. The Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication can be found at the above website. Some previously published
data have been revised. Appendix A lists additional sources of international traffic data.
2 See Telecommunications Industry Revenues: 2009, Table 1 (May 2011), available at http://transition.fcc.gov/wcb/iatd/lec.html. Data for 2010 are preliminary.
3 Carriers now classify switched service traffic based on financial termination arrangements as Traditional Settlement Arrangements or Non-Traditional Settlement
Arrangements. Traditional Settlement Arrangements consist of traffic settled pursuant to the Commission's International Settlements Policy (ISP).See 47 C.F.R.
§§ 43.51(e), 64.1001, 64.1002 (2009).
In 2004, the Commission lifted the ISP requirements from agreements involving foreign carriers that do not have market power and on routes where the termination
rates for U.S.-international services were below benchmark. See International Settlements Policy Reform, International Settlement Rates, IB Docket No. 02-234,
First Report and Order, 19 FCC Rcd 5709, 5723-25, ¶¶ 27-28 (2004). Currently, 165 routes are exempted from the ISP. See
http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/isp_exempt.html. See also U.S.-Cambodia Route Exempted from the International Settlements Policy, IB Docket Nos. 02-324, 96-261,
Public Notice, 20 FCC Rcd 963 (Int'l. Bur. 2005). For a discussion of benchmarks, see International Settlement Rates, IB Docket No. 96-261, Report and Order,
FCC 97-280, 12 FCC Rcd 19806, 19806, ¶ 1 (1997); Report and Order on Reconsideration and Order Lifting Stay, 14 FCC Rcd 9256 (1999); aff'd sub nom. Cable
& Wireless P.L.C. v. FCC, 166 F.3d 1224 (D.C. Cir. 1999).
Non-Traditional Settlement Arrangements consist of all traffic other than traditionally settled traffic.
4 International End-User revenues are estimated as the total revenues for facilities-based and facilities-resale traditional and non-traditional arrangements plus
estimated reseller markups. See Trends in Telephone Service, Table 6.1 (Sept. 2010), available at http://transition.fcc.gov/wcb/iatd/trends.html.
5 Carriers that previously reported providing telex and telegraph services have either sold or discontinued the services.
13

Table 2

International Telephone Service Per-Minute Data 1

(Revenues, Payouts, Receipts and Minutes Amounts Shown in Millions)
2

U.S.-Billed Amounts

Foreign-Billed Amounts

Per-Minute Data

Number

End-User

Payouts

Retained

Number

Receipts

End-User

Payout

Retained

Receipts

Net Retained

of

Billed

to

Revenues

of
from

Billed

to

Revenues

from

Revenues

3
3

Minutes

Revenues

Foreign

Minutes

Foreign

Revenues

Foreign

Foreign

for all U.S.

Carriers

Carriers

Carriers


Carriers

and

Foreign

Minutes

1980
1,569.2
2,097.2
1,063.1
1,034.1
1,162.4
715.9
1.34
0.68
0.66
0.62
0.64
1981
1,857.2
2,239.4
1,329.6
909.8
1,436.6
798.6
1.21
0.72
0.49
0.56
0.52
1982
2,186.6
2,382.1
1,673.6
708.5
1,612.7
961.4
1.09
0.77
0.32
0.60
0.44
1983
2,649.7
2,876.1
2,035.5
840.5
1,808.3
1,085.9
1.09
0.77
0.32
0.60
0.43
1984
3,037.0
3,197.0
2,268.8
928.2
1,970.6
1,065.7
1.05
0.75
0.31
0.54
0.40
1985
3,446.3
3,487.4
2,398.2
1,089.2
2,262.6
1,243.1
1.01
0.70
0.32
0.55
0.41
1986
4,126.1
4,004.4
2,864.6
1,139.9
2,511.0
1,395.9
0.97
0.69
0.28
0.56
0.38
1987
4,819.2
4,751.1
3,422.9
1,328.2
2,822.7
1,670.6
0.99
0.71
0.28
0.59
0.39
1988
5,679.4
5,806.3
4,039.1
1,767.2
3,228.2
1,906.3
1.02
0.71
0.31
0.59
0.41
1989
6,750.7
6,912.3
4,735.4
2,176.9
3,810.3
2,212.7
1.02
0.70
0.32
0.58
0.42
1990
8,029.7
8,059.0
5,297.4
2,761.6
4,340.9
2,426.3
1.00
0.66
0.34
0.56
0.42
1991
9,071.7
9,263.2
5,852.4
3,410.8
4,768.6
2,410.4
1.02
0.65
0.38
0.51
0.42
1992 10,293.8
10,382.5
6,007.7
4,374.8
5,369.7
2,481.2
1.01
0.58
0.42
0.46
0.44
1993 11,513.3
11,563.7
6,372.0
5,191.7
5,786.0
2,476.7
1.00
0.55
0.45
0.43
0.44
1994 13,615.6
12,542.9
7,009.7
5,533.2
6,384.9
2,501.8
0.92
0.51
0.41
0.39
0.40
1995 15,888.8
14,335.4
7,569.0
6,766.4
7,050.6
2,464.1
0.90
0.48
0.43
0.35
0.40
1996 19,325.1
14,597.8
8,252.3
6,345.5
8,293.2
2,450.9
0.76
0.43
0.33
0.30
0.32
1997 22,753.1
15,661.6
8,031.0
7,630.5
9,170.0
2,458.9
0.69
0.35
0.34
0.27
0.32
1998 24,249.9
14,726.3
7,021.7
7,704.5
10,198.5
2,158.2
0.61
0.29
0.32
0.21
0.29
1999 28,515.4
14,980.3
6,383.1
8,597.3
10,765.0
1,576.0
0.53
0.22
0.30
0.15
0.26
2000 30,134.8
14,908.8
5,536.0
9,372.8
12,888.2
1,447.6
0.49
0.18
0.31
0.11
0.25
2001 33,286.8
11,385.8
4,526.2
6,859.6
13,478.0
1,118.4
0.34
0.14
0.21
0.08
0.17
2002 35,988.3
9,956.5
3,872.9
6,083.6
13,676.8
738.0
0.28
0.11
0.17
0.05
0.14
2003 45,904.4
9,293.8
3,918.1
5,375.7
16,855.8
717.1
0.20
0.09
0.12
0.04
0.10
2004 63,653.2
9,176.0
4,622.7
4,553.3
19,578.0
714.9
0.14
0.07
0.07
0.04
0.06
2005 70,064.1
7,975.8
4,098.3
3,877.6
21,865.0
637.4
0.11
0.06
0.06
0.03
0.05
2006 72,440.3
7,906.6
4,146.4
3,760.2
23,410.3
516.7
0.11
0.06
0.05
0.02
0.04
2007 69,974.7
7,220.4
4,029.4
3,191.0
23,942.5
352.9
0.10
0.06
0.05
0.01
0.04
2008 74,933.8
7,304.6
4,327.5
2,977.2
26,400.1
342.6
0.10
0.06
0.04
0.01
0.03
2009 72,937.3
6,556.3
3,956.5
2,599.7
25,394.4
336.5
0.09
0.05
0.04
0.01
0.03
2010 62,385.0
4,620.8
3,115.9
1,504.8
25,356.6
397.6
0.07
0.05
0.02
0.02
0.02
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports. The data represent
traffic between all U.S. points and all international points, and include a small amount of traffic between domestic U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude
pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted. Starting in 2003, data include information for carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting
confidential treatment, please see the above publication, International Telecommunications Data. Information prior to 1980 can be found in the hidden rows of
the Excel spreadsheet. The Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication areavailable at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic. Some
previously published data have been revised. Appendix A lists additional sources of international traffic data.
2 Per-minute estimates in the above table are different from estimates published in Trends in Telephone Service, Table 13.4 (Sept. 2010), available at
http:/transition.fcc.gov/wcb/iatd/trends.html because the latter does not include international-to-international, reorigination, country-beyond and country-direct
minutes and revenues.
3 End-User revenues are estimated as the total revenues for facilities-based and facilities-resale traditional and non-traditional arrangements plus estimated
reseller markups. See Trends in Telephone Service, Table 6.1 (Sept. 2010) at the above web address. Table 1, in this publication, end-user revenues include
international message telephone, private line and miscellaneous services. End-user revenues in the above table are for international message telephone services only.
The average revenue billed per minute includes all the revenues billed to customers for the cost of providing international services including, for example, per-minute
charges, mobile surcharges and monthly recurring charges, all divided by the minutes billed to customers.
14

Table 3

Selected Traffic Statistics for International Telephone Service

(Revenues, Payouts, Receipts and Minutes Amounts Shown in Millions)

Annual

International

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Growth

Telephone

Rates

Service

2005 to
1
2010
U.S. Minutes
U.S. Originated and Received
26,737
27,543
31,197
39,046
55,273
61,813
63,855
61,696
64,270
64,021
56,592
-1.7 %
Collect or Toll Free
U.S.-Billed Country-Direct and
1,236
1,330
1,127
1,450
1,447
1,058
1,266
1,218
1,325
1,603
1,666
9.5
Country-Beyond
Calls Reoriginated by U.S.
2,161
4,414
3,664
5,408
6,934
7,193
7,319
7,061
9,338
7,314
4,127
-10.5
Carriers
Total U.S.-Billed Minutes
30,135
33,287
35,988
45,904
63,653
70,064
72,440
69,975
74,934
72,937
62,385
-2.3
2
Foreign Minutes
12,888
13,478
13,677
16,856
19,578
21,865
23,410
23,943
26,400
25,394
25,357
3.0
Transiting Minutes
1,023
742
1,998
1,692
2,521
2,765
3,075
3,789
6,977
8,156
11,639
33.3
Total Minutes
44,046
47,507
51,663
64,452
85,753
94,694
98,926
97,707
108,311
106,487
99,381
1.0
U.S. Messages
5,742
6,265
6,107
7,839
10,890
13,134
13,673
13,695
15,028
14,337
13,263
0.2
Foreign Messages
2,904
2,942
3,030
3,942
3,936
5,782
6,250
6,249
6,911
6,406
6,301
1.7
Total Messages
8,646
9,207
9,136
11,781
14,826
18,917
19,923
19,944
21,940
20,743
19,564
0.7
Average Minutes per Message
U.S. Calls
5.2
5.3
5.9
5.9
5.8
5.3
5.3
5.1
5.0
5.1
4.7
-2.5
Foreign Calls
4.4
4.6
4.5
4.3
5.0
3.8
3.7
3.8
3.8
4.0
4.0
1.3
All Telephone Calls
5.1
5.2
5.7
5.5
5.8
5.0
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.1
5.1
0.3
Billed Revenues
$14,172
$10,844
$9,446
$8,718
$8,653
$7,400
$7,299
$6,524
$6,459
$5,817
$4,039
-11.4
Settlement Payments
$5,536
$4,526
$3,873
$3,918
$4,623
$4,098
$4,146
$4,029
$4,327
$3,957
$3,116
-5.3
Retained Billed Revenues
$8,636
$6,318
$5,574
$4,800
$4,031
$3,302
$3,153
$2,495
$2,131
$1,860
$923
-22.5
Settlement Receipts
$1,448
$1,118
$738
$717
$715
$637
$517
$353
$343
$336
$398
-9.0
Transiting Traffic Receipts
$349
$125
$290
$224
$318
$340
$363
$363
$684
$1,102
$667
14.4
Transiting Traffic Payments
$187
$63
$136
$19
$17
$17
$21
$36
$29
$27
$37
16.2
Net Settlement Payments
($3,927)
($3,346)
($2,981)
($2,996)
($3,607)
($3,138)
($3,288)
($3,349)
($3,329)
($2,545)
($2,088)
-7.8
3
Net Revenues
$10,245
$7,499
$6,465
$5,722
$5,047
$4,262
$4,011
$3,176
$3,130
$3,271
$1,952
-14.5
Per Minute of U.S. Traffic:
U.S. Billings
$0.47
$0.33
$0.26
$0.19
$0.14
$0.11
$0.10
$0.09
$0.09
$0.08
$0.06
-9.3
Settlement Payments
$0.18
$0.14
$0.11
$0.09
$0.07
$0.06
$0.06
$0.06
$0.06
$0.05
$0.05
-3.1
Retained Revenues
$0.29
$0.19
$0.15
$0.10
$0.06
$0.05
$0.04
$0.04
$0.03
$0.03
$0.01
-20.7
Per Minute of Foreign Traffic:
Settlement Receipts
$0.11
$0.08
$0.05
$0.04
$0.04
$0.03
$0.02
$0.01
$0.01
$0.01
$0.02
-11.7
Per Transiting Minute Revenues
$0.16
$0.08
$0.08
$0.12
$0.12
$0.12
$0.11
$0.09
$0.09
$0.13
$0.05
-14.3
Net Revenue per Minute
$0.23
$0.16
$0.13
$0.09
$0.06
$0.05
$0.04
$0.03
$0.03
$0.03
$0.02
-15.3
Percent Billings for Settlements
39.1%
41.7%
41.0%
44.9%
53.4%
55.4%
56.8%
61.8%
67.0%
68.0%
77.1%
6.9
Average Price for a U.S. Call
$2.47
$1.73
$1.55
$1.11
$0.79
$0.56
$0.53
$0.48
$0.43
$0.41
$0.30
-11.6 %
1 The annual rates of growth are compound annual growth rates for the years indicated.
2 Many countries charge for service on the basis of metered pulses, rather than by call minutes as is done in the United States. The pulses are converted to minutes
to facilitate settlements. U.S. carriers report these amounts as foreign billed minutes.
3 U.S. traffic generally exceeds foreign traffic. Since settlement payments are based on traffic, there is usually a net settlement payment by U.S. carriers, shown
as a negative amount in the table. Net revenues are the retained revenues from U.S. billed calls plus the settlement amounts from foreign billed calls. Cases in
which U.S. carriers report both settlement receipts and settlement payments for transiting calls are where the operating agreements have cascade billing arrange-
ments. In a cascade billing arrangement, the U.S. carrier collects from the originating foreign carrier both a transit fee and the settlement (or settlement-like)
amount that the originating foreign carrier will owe to the terminating foreign carrier. The U.S. carrier then makes the settlement payment to the terminating
foreign carrier.
15

Table 4

International Telephone Service Minutes of Traffic Originating

In the United States Compared with Traffic

Originating in Other Countries 1

(Amounts Shown in Millions)

Annual

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010 2

Growth

Rates

2005 to
3
2010
Total United States
30,135
33,287
35,988
45,904
63,653
70,064
72,440
69,975
74,934
72,937
62,385
-2.3 %
Total Other Countries
102,565
110,713
119,212
130,496
164,947
194,336
225,760
275,325
301,366
323,763
356,615
12.9
Total World
132,700
144,000
155,200
176,400
228,600
264,400
298,200
345,300
376,300
396,700
419,000
9.6 %
U.S. as a Percent of World
22.7%
23.1%
23.2%
26.0%
27.8%
26.5%
24.3%
20.3%
19.9%
18.4%
14.9%
AT&T
9,787
11,975
12,787
13,681
16,741
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
MCI International, Inc.
12,412
11,455
12,260
13,524
16,967
15,254
15,266
16,368
15,846
n.a.
Sprint Nextel Corporation
3,945
5,447
4,774
6,459
7,715
8,293
9,923
9,841
n.a.
n.a.
Bell Canada
1,900
2,000
2,100
2,205
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
British Telecommunications
4,559
4,234
4,059
4,178
4,416
4,261
5,396
7,376
7,773
n.a.
4
Cable & Wireless
3,488
3,114
3,459
n.a. 3,370
5,826
5,076
4,415
4,004
n.a.
China Telecom
2,240
n.a.
1,325
1,670
1,654
1,711
1,601
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Deutsche Telekom
4,525
n.a.
5,275
5,200
4,012
5,867
5,463
6,669
8,425
8,157
France Telecom
4,393
4,592
4,603
4,696
4,693
4,648
4,547
4,501
4,650
4,429
PCCW
1,200
1,270
1,169
1,445
1,576
1,617
1,704
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Reliance Telecom
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1,367
1,906
1,836
Swisscom
1,633
1,757
2,137
2,469
2,705
-
2,674
-
2,462
2,124
Telecom Italia
2,706
3,042
3,405
3,682
3,990
4,176
3,717
4,528
5,218
4,893
Telefonica
2,657
3,085
2,791
2,684
-
3,382
3,225
3,784
3,856
3,630
n.a. - not available.
n.m. - not meaningful.
1 Estimated minutes of traffic for selected foreign carriers and for the total world are obtained from volumes of TeleGeography by the research division of
PriMetrica, Inc. available at www.telegeography.com. Data for Total United States, AT&T, MCI International Inc., and Sprint were obtained from
volumes of International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports.
2 Carrier-by-carrier data for 2010 are not available. Annual growth rates for 2005 to 2010 would not be meaningful.
3 The annual rates of growth are compound annual growth rates for the years indicated.
4 Cable & Wireless was formerly C&W Communications until year 2000.
16

Table 5

Selected Fiber Optic Cable Systems 1

Total

Circuits

System
Year 2013
2

Planned

2010
Estimated

Year

64kbps
64kbps
64kbps
gbps
Trans-Atlantic
Atlantic Crossing (AC-1)
1998
241,920
17,599,680
33,143,040
2740
Columbus III
1999
120,960
1,935,360
1,935,360
160
Level 3
2000
1,935,360
21,530,880
21,530,880
1,780
AC-2
2000
1,935,360
4,838,400
20,684,160
1,710
TAT-14
2001
1,935,360
22,619,520
38,102,400
3,150
FLAG-Atlantic-1
2001
1,935,360
26,611,200
41,973,120
3,470
TGN-Atlantic
2001
5,564,160
18,869,760
51,649,920
4,270
Hibernia Atlantic
2003
1,935,360
4,354,560
32,901,120
2,720
Apollo Cable
2003
3,870,720
37,497,600
38,828,160
3,210
TAT-8 (retired 2002)
1988
7,560
PTAT-1 (retired 2004)
1989
17,010
TAT-9 (retired 2003)
1992
15,120
TAT-10 (retired 2003)
1992
22,680
TAT-11 (retired 2003)
1993
22,680
TAT-12/13 (retired 2008)
1996
120,960
Gemini (retired 2004)
1997
120,960
Trans-Pacific
TPC-5 *
1996
120,960
0
483,840
40
PC-1
1999
967,680
17,297,280
21,772,800
1,800
China-U.S. Cable Network
2000
967,680
1,935,360
1,935,360
160
Southern Cross
2000
483,840
14,999,040
24,192,000
2,000
Australia-Japan Cable (Guam)
2001
967,680
3,870,720
3,870,720
320
Japan-U.S. Cable Network
2001
967,680
28,365,120
96,768,000
8,000
TGN - Pacific
2003
5,564,160
37,981,440
62,536,320
5,170
Trans-Pacific Express Cable System
2008
15,482,880
22,619,520
25,885,440
2,140
Telestra Endeavour (formerly Sydney-Hawaii)
2008
967,680
1,935,360
3,386,880
280
Asia America Gateway Consortium (AAG)
2009
6,531,840
6,531,840
18,627,840
1,540
PPC-1
2009
1,693,440
1,693,440
1,693,440
140
American Samoa Hawaii Cable
2009
13,548
13,548
13,548
1
HANTRU1
2010
483,840
483,840
483,840
40
Unity Cable System
2010
28,788,480
28,788,480
38,465,280
3,180
Tahiti-Hawaii Cable (Honotua)
2010
241,920
241,920
241,920
20
GOK1
2012
241,920
HAW-4/TPC-3 (retired 2003)
1989
7,560
TPC-4 (retired 2004)
1992
15,120
Guam-Philippines (retired 2011)
1999
120,960
Note:
* TPC-5 reactivated in 2011 as is under STA license.
5 gbps = 2,016 E-1s = 60,480 kbps.
1 Latest data are from the International Bureau's publication titled, 2010 Year-End Circuit Status Report for U.S. Facilities-Based Carriers,
available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/circuit-status-report
2 Circuits as planned represent the capacity planned for the day the cable goes into service. On some older systems, some
capacity was not available for technical reasons and some was held in reserve for backup purposes. On some newer systems, capacity can
be increased greatly with relatively small incremental investments. For example, the Apollo Cable system has been upgraded to increase its
capacity from 3,870,720 circuits to 37,497,600.
17

Table 6

U.S.-Billed Minutes of International Telephone Service

For Selected International Points

(In Millions)

Annual

Growth

Rate


2005 to
1

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
492.9
504.3
499.7
582.1
843.0
664.2
651.1
786.6
802.7
788.4
530.6
-4.4 %
Brazil
677.8
773.9
797.5
1,049.1
974.3
1,035.9
1,156.3
1,104.2
1,197.7
1,095.0
872.7
-3.4
Canada
4,623.1
4,915.1
4,850.3
5,526.1
5,430.0
8,931.2
9,676.5
8,481.5
9,480.8
8,246.7
8,045.6
-2.1
China
501.0
398.9
395.7
733.7
1,183.9
1,268.4
881.8
1,092.7
1,359.0
1,546.9
1,051.1
-3.7
Colombia
382.5
435.7
357.7
861.4
1,440.0
1,492.3
1,929.1
2,250.3
2,745.4
2,606.8
1,883.6
4.8
Dominican Republic
665.5
716.4
1,005.7
1,468.9
2,261.5
2,209.9
1,940.1
1,570.9
1,890.3
2,161.8
2,106.1
-1.0
Egypt
94.4
170.7
291.8
275.4
372.1
553.7
653.0
443.2
390.6
523.1
320.6
-10.4
El Salvador
298.1
331.6
669.3
1,047.9
1,544.3
1,511.0
1,446.7
1,257.8
959.6
708.3
411.1
-22.9
France
539.4
725.5
653.5
731.3
729.8
805.6
716.1
823.6
699.0
756.5
578.6
-6.4
Germany
1,251.4
886.9
1,057.4
1,559.8
2,007.3
1,631.5
1,591.4
1,434.2
1,469.1
1,417.3
1,122.6
-7.2
Greece
213.8
259.9
172.9
219.1
223.4
214.7
277.8
214.3
214.4
262.3
187.3
-2.7
Guatemala
233.1
368.9
909.1
1,527.4
2,741.7
2,721.5
2,711.3
2,251.8
1,910.3
1,481.1
1,404.8
-12.4
Haiti
94.4
67.3
107.8
285.4
280.8
231.1
238.0
625.9
600.0
523.3
525.1
17.8
Hong Kong
163.3
278.1
171.2
270.4
298.7
324.0
199.7
250.8
292.4
282.2
178.1
-11.3
India
1,243.5
1,332.7
1,512.2
1,379.2
3,410.9
5,354.3
6,593.2
7,548.1
8,443.8
13,622.2
15,924.7
24.4
Israel
307.3
267.8
309.5
564.8
787.2
581.0
552.3
541.4
538.9
413.4
273.8
-14.0
Italy
499.8
685.9
722.7
769.0
1,009.4
965.8
841.0
698.0
764.3
693.7
413.2
-15.6
Jamaica
289.3
373.2
524.0
471.7
746.1
772.8
747.1
769.5
739.0
631.4
371.5
-13.6
Japan
859.2
884.2
831.6
972.9
1,068.9
1,098.1
919.5
781.6
693.5
522.1
432.4
-17.0
Korea, Republic of
335.8
430.5
394.8
498.6
584.2
422.9
322.0
558.0
586.0
423.4
284.3
-7.6
Mexico
5,509.4
5,123.9
4,973.5
4,918.7
9,636.8
13,593.2
14,694.5
12,439.4
11,756.2
10,294.4
8,147.9
-9.7
Morocco
34.0
51.0
88.8
81.2
107.1
115.0
166.4
227.5
170.5
252.4
166.2
7.6
Netherlands
236.6
283.4
404.5
517.3
488.1
424.5
379.6
426.1
713.2
442.5
367.1
-2.9
Nigeria
104.9
92.2
98.3
144.0
234.1
305.1
435.7
379.1
663.9
468.6
318.6
0.9
Pakistan
454.2
517.3
612.6
656.6
598.4
306.3
482.8
527.1
555.8
344.4
286.1
-1.4
Peru
163.4
171.3
161.6
429.4
1,136.0
1,073.8
1,255.3
1,075.8
1,453.5
1,331.3
860.3
-4.3
Philippines
1,042.3
1,664.7
2,275.5
1,563.3
2,742.0
2,258.2
2,812.8
2,424.8
2,972.5
2,603.9
2,073.0
-1.7
Poland
276.1
372.8
270.5
391.9
509.4
627.3
609.1
594.5
543.5
732.0
663.4
1.1
Russia
183.6
171.8
148.8
299.7
358.0
347.9
353.2
355.6
422.7
276.4
188.4
-11.5
Saudi Arabia
109.5
180.5
179.5
345.2
370.5
410.6
323.3
286.0
269.4
327.1
165.3
-16.6
Sierra Leone
4.8
9.3
19.3
21.8
15.5
18.5
35.5
48.8
70.3
45.0
44.1
18.9
Singapore
115.7
124.5
109.0
134.2
144.8
136.3
138.2
183.9
343.7
237.1
201.6
8.1
South Africa
114.7
127.4
75.6
248.2
284.0
297.6
303.7
304.2
252.7
165.9
207.5
-7.0
Spain
341.1
322.7
367.4
521.0
488.3
426.7
443.1
458.6
515.0
406.8
380.8
-2.3
Switzerland
179.3
216.7
270.0
423.8
432.8
389.6
271.9
305.0
330.7
262.6
198.5
-12.6
Taiwan
351.0
349.5
261.5
354.0
361.6
354.3
361.3
424.2
638.8
494.1
321.8
-1.9
Thailand
131.8
170.6
146.4
187.6
194.4
171.6
211.6
273.4
290.4
194.7
170.6
-0.1
Turkey
162.0
205.6
258.1
293.3
303.2
146.9
144.3
169.4
167.3
159.2
160.8
1.8
United Kingdom
1,621.1
1,922.1
2,179.7
2,751.3
3,519.4
3,400.1
2,700.4
2,820.1
2,861.9
2,765.1
1,782.8
-12.1
Vietnam
312.8
282.6
252.2
191.8
297.6
267.6
290.0
433.3
507.1
388.4
229.7
-3.0
Total for Countries Shown Above
25,213.9
27,167.6 29,386.8
35,268.6
50,159.6
57,861.0
60,456.6
57,641.2
61,276.2
60,898.0
53,852.1
-1.4 %
Total for Other Countries
4,920.9
6,119.2
6,601.5
10,635.8
13,493.6
12,203.1
11,983.7
12,333.6
13,657.6
12,039.3
8,532.9
-6.9
Total for All Countries
30,134.8
33,286.8 35,988.3
45,904.4
63,653.2
70,064.1
72,440.3
69,974.7
74,933.8
72,937.3
62,385.0
-2.3
Total for 5 Largest Routes
47.3%
44.9%
43.9%
35.6%
38.9%
48.5%
50.4%
48.2%
47.4%
51.5%
58.2%
Other Countries Shown
Above as Percent of Total
36.4%
36.7%
37.8%
41.3%
39.9%
34.1%
33.1%
34.2%
34.4%
32.0%
28.1%
Countries not Shown Above
as Percent of Total
16.3%
18.4%
18.3%
23.2%
21.2%
17.4%
16.5%
17.6%
18.2%
16.5%
13.7%
1 The annual rates of growth are compound annual growth rates for the years indicated.
18

Table 7

Foreign-Billed Minutes of International Telephone Service

For Selected International Points

(In Millions)

Annual

Growth

Rate

2005 to
1

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
314.3
271.3
296.2
332.8
349.5
344.4
370.5
437.2
483.4
580.3
436.4
4.9 %
Brazil
203.2
232.8
317.6
274.9
257.1
244.4
229.4
232.5
206.5
176.8
176.9
-6.3
Canada
5,139.3
5,066.4
4,432.0
5,252.1
6,103.9
8,256.9
8,318.5
8,691.3
9,486.0
10,053.3
10,993.8
5.9
China
65.7
57.7
70.7
101.3
181.1
166.1
196.5
277.7
257.7
237.1
220.5
5.8
Colombia
89.1
94.2
94.6
122.2
190.0
174.9
171.0
113.2
107.0
84.4
70.3
-16.7
Dominican Republic
219.2
192.1
272.9
240.4
122.3
257.1
237.9
235.6
273.9
258.0
275.4
1.4
Egypt
11.3
11.8
13.2
31.7
38.6
31.9
29.8
30.3
30.5
31.5
22.1
-7.1
El Salvador
71.6
61.9
70.2
95.7
114.8
206.1
366.8
493.8
683.9
545.0
589.3
23.4
France
253.9
231.6
338.5
367.5
361.0
433.1
525.2
532.1
506.7
425.7
352.8
-4.0
Germany
384.6
477.2
863.1
882.4
895.6
1,066.6
1,022.9
1,011.7
940.3
863.4
859.6
-4.2
Greece
46.1
47.5
47.6
57.9
53.9
49.7
46.9
59.1
87.8
93.1
100.9
15.2
Guatemala
27.0
48.0
43.3
72.7
133.5
196.6
340.6
321.8
429.2
201.0
254.4
5.3
Haiti
4.7
8.0
8.2
20.3
23.3
28.5
16.1
32.8
39.1
31.9
42.0
8.1
Hong Kong
83.9
81.6
139.1
237.8
181.9
207.3
277.5
304.9
219.5
141.7
117.3
-10.8
India
77.4
77.8
83.5
298.2
657.9
789.8
1,489.2
1,100.1
1,653.9
1,748.8
1,622.6
15.5
Israel
261.7
260.3
288.1
306.0
296.0
243.6
287.1
334.2
359.7
314.4
304.3
4.6
Italy
133.8
125.5
176.2
231.9
249.4
292.3
258.2
282.4
300.2
247.8
405.8
6.8
Jamaica
59.2
68.0
98.2
93.2
102.6
112.2
134.4
195.5
257.6
308.0
694.9
44.0
Japan
310.2
343.3
357.9
524.3
521.2
568.8
508.8
509.1
450.4
389.0
352.9
-9.1
Korea, Republic of
279.6
266.2
253.0
293.0
288.0
379.5
400.7
362.0
437.4
362.5
306.9
-4.2
Mexico
1,574.5
1,700.1
1,449.6
1,733.7
2,853.8
1,675.1
1,868.0
2,114.5
2,315.9
2,113.4
1,689.0
0.2
Morocco
7.2
10.8
4.5
5.6
10.2
3.5
8.9
10.7
17.4
16.6
13.9
31.7
Netherlands
143.4
187.4
222.9
309.2
393.7
336.2
200.6
229.2
163.6
156.1
145.6
-15.4
Nigeria
11.0
17.7
13.4
16.2
31.6
22.2
24.8
27.4
63.5
47.9
60.1
22.1
Pakistan
14.7
9.3
11.2
64.0
88.7
31.2
163.3
169.7
143.8
92.5
87.9
23.0
Peru
33.4
33.2
35.5
55.7
79.8
105.8
134.4
129.7
184.9
176.7
118.0
2.2
Philippines
57.3
73.3
104.3
105.8
159.6
113.4
122.5
136.0
179.8
238.0
277.9
19.6
Poland
24.2
13.3
20.0
21.2
42.8
33.6
20.5
20.2
32.2
29.8
29.7
-2.4
Russia
27.6
54.9
24.1
25.5
46.4
45.4
53.5
49.1
63.8
69.0
58.7
5.3
Saudi Arabia
24.0
35.7
30.3
29.0
38.2
41.2
59.2
64.6
65.6
63.6
68.8
10.8
Sierra Leone
1.2
1.1
1.9
1.5
3.0
2.3
2.1
0.7
8.1
1.3
0.5
-26.5
Singapore
72.7
73.5
65.0
89.8
100.3
103.9
96.5
117.4
124.1
134.4
118.3
2.6
South Africa
39.0
28.1
36.7
79.5
71.5
55.5
49.6
76.4
149.5
88.8
65.4
3.4
Spain
112.0
108.3
144.4
151.0
129.9
144.3
206.1
166.2
177.8
229.9
256.7
12.2
Switzerland
118.1
98.0
125.6
157.3
150.4
181.0
142.2
218.8
288.8
228.3
154.2
-3.2
Taiwan
167.0
170.5
162.6
197.1
197.4
219.6
265.6
199.8
204.0
156.3
136.1
-9.1
Thailand
25.6
30.2
32.4
38.5
76.3
114.2
91.6
148.8
251.3
83.8
56.5
-13.1
Turkey
25.9
24.6
30.3
45.1
56.6
41.0
29.8
30.9
33.2
27.2
30.8
-5.5
United Kingdom
1,001.9
1,351.7
1,370.0
1,695.7
1,570.2
2,187.7
1,830.4
1,727.2
1,644.3
1,555.0
1,257.8
-10.5
Vietnam
4.5
5.0
4.7
6.7
37.4
21.5
14.1
24.5
74.6
84.9
58.5
22.2
Total for Countries Shown Above
11,520.6
12,049.8 12,153.4
14,664.3
17,259.5
19,528.3
20,611.6
21,219.1
23,396.6
22,687.1
22,883.4
3.2 %
Total for Other Countries
1,367.6
1,428.2
1,523.4
2,191.5
2,318.5
2,336.7
2,798.6
2,723.4
3,003.5
2,707.3
2,473.3
1.1
Total for All Countries
12,888.2
13,478.0 13,676.8
16,855.8
19,578.0
21,865.0
23,410.3
23,942.5
26,400.1
25,394.4
25,356.6
3.0
Total for 5 Largest Routes
65.3%
66.3%
61.9%
59.9%
61.7%
63.9%
62.1%
61.2%
60.8%
64.3%
64.8%
Other Countries Shown
Above as Percent of Total
24.1%
23.1%
26.9%
27.1%
26.4%
25.4%
26.0%
27.5%
27.9%
25.0%
25.5%
Countries not Shown Above
as Percent of Total
10.6%
10.6%
11.1%
13.0%
11.8%
10.7%
12.0%
11.4%
11.4%
10.7%
9.8%
1 The annual rates of growth are compound annual growth rates for the years indicated.
19

Table 8

U.S.-Billed Revenues for International Telephone Service

For Selected International Points

(In Millions)

Percent
Change

2005 to

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
$250.3
$191.4
$136.2
$136.8
$103.8
$73.1
$60.3
$55.1
$60.6
$63.3
$41.1
-43.8 %
Brazil
304.9
194.0
179.4
147.7
121.2
97.4
112.3
119.5
120.1
115.2
96.5
-1.0
Canada
1,221.0
920.8
928.6
877.6
787.4
712.7
739.5
654.3
583.7
449.6
205.9
-71.1
China
238.2
116.1
95.2
101.9
123.5
101.9
89.2
94.4
89.0
94.5
68.6
-32.7
Colombia
163.6
114.1
73.6
98.0
136.5
117.9
135.1
166.1
197.9
181.1
94.8
-19.6
Dominican Republic
168.1
143.6
149.8
180.7
194.2
188.2
154.2
122.0
133.9
136.1
114.5
-39.2
Egypt
66.2
75.0
80.6
55.8
53.6
56.6
86.9
46.8
38.1
42.7
29.4
-48.1
El Salvador
180.2
105.3
186.6
132.9
165.4
141.3
124.5
101.7
99.0
104.3
57.5
-59.3
France
222.1
239.2
143.0
174.1
129.9
107.7
83.1
69.2
73.8
60.8
38.5
-64.3
Germany
410.4
340.3
301.4
469.4
309.4
206.5
133.2
106.9
99.2
102.2
62.8
-69.6
Greece
132.2
64.7
47.4
47.4
32.8
23.8
26.6
21.4
19.3
16.0
9.0
-62.3
Guatemala
146.1
138.4
300.1
307.6
430.6
322.9
223.2
222.2
192.0
152.6
148.6
-54.0
Haiti
48.6
31.3
35.9
58.0
43.8
46.5
54.0
118.5
108.8
99.3
99.5
114.0
Hong Kong
72.7
52.6
58.4
79.5
48.8
37.9
21.4
17.0
17.6
15.5
9.2
-75.8
India
799.4
685.4
600.2
330.0
506.3
649.5
628.9
566.9
531.1
559.4
460.4
-29.1
Israel
106.5
87.4
79.0
87.2
79.6
49.6
54.5
46.7
71.5
58.2
20.3
-59.0
Italy
273.2
231.1
183.0
197.8
183.3
132.8
93.4
68.6
62.3
58.8
32.5
-75.5
Jamaica
166.8
138.7
165.3
124.1
129.5
97.1
136.3
100.1
106.9
93.8
57.2
-41.0
Japan
320.3
259.2
265.7
247.5
164.3
121.1
97.6
77.3
68.0
57.9
38.7
-68.0
Korea, Republic of
200.3
157.0
125.4
112.0
91.5
53.1
27.3
35.1
35.0
27.5
19.2
-63.8
Mexico
2,858.7
1,471.1
1,346.3
588.6
852.6
922.9
1,108.7
915.0
749.4
635.7
542.2
-41.3
Morocco
21.0
22.1
20.9
22.2
26.0
26.1
28.7
43.9
32.8
50.4
34.9
33.5
Netherlands
111.3
107.7
84.1
113.4
58.8
46.1
50.5
27.9
39.5
32.2
23.4
-49.2
Nigeria
44.6
38.2
30.0
35.9
44.7
48.2
61.8
50.3
80.2
58.1
28.1
-41.8
Pakistan
305.5
235.9
176.8
134.6
115.7
52.1
50.8
37.2
43.3
34.3
15.1
-71.1
Peru
79.7
53.3
31.7
49.8
66.1
56.4
65.9
54.5
58.0
49.8
29.3
-48.1
Philippines
488.0
514.9
583.1
256.1
415.4
311.7
397.7
335.6
359.1
324.3
247.8
-20.5
Poland
108.6
137.9
71.1
48.5
41.1
32.8
28.6
35.8
39.9
37.1
28.1
-14.3
Russia
79.6
46.1
35.4
68.4
45.9
34.6
28.8
26.1
30.2
19.6
12.9
-62.6
Saudi Arabia
82.3
96.3
53.1
87.8
71.7
68.0
55.0
40.5
34.1
41.4
22.0
-67.6
Sierra Leone
2.9
7.7
8.3
6.7
3.8
3.3
6.0
8.1
17.9
13.4
15.5
372.5
Singapore
59.6
54.9
60.2
60.3
55.8
33.9
25.7
21.4
26.0
20.0
13.5
-60.1
South Africa
73.9
43.7
34.9
57.9
46.7
34.5
39.1
34.2
29.5
24.1
26.0
-24.5
Spain
188.6
117.2
87.2
117.1
78.8
62.6
55.7
50.0
60.0
39.6
23.0
-63.2
Switzerland
78.7
63.6
48.1
74.7
89.4
67.2
38.5
28.5
30.2
29.3
16.8
-74.9
Taiwan
166.3
110.8
70.3
62.7
48.9
37.0
29.9
31.4
46.7
25.3
22.4
-39.4
Thailand
85.2
57.2
32.5
47.2
39.3
20.7
17.0
14.7
12.3
10.1
7.1
-65.7
Turkey
80.3
53.2
55.0
86.6
43.7
25.8
20.2
19.3
17.3
13.7
9.1
-64.9
United Kingdom
693.9
700.3
423.9
471.2
414.9
325.1
283.2
246.1
242.2
216.2
123.4
-62.0
Vietnam
282.6
246.8
128.7
56.3
73.1
43.6
37.3
31.5
27.4
23.7
14.2
-67.5
Total for Countries Shown Above
11,382.7
8,464.4
7,516.5
6,411.9
6,467.8
5,590.2
5,510.6
4,861.6
4,683.9
4,187.4
2,959.0
-47.1 %
Total for Other Countries
2,789.5
2,380.0
1,930.0
2,306.0
2,185.6
1,809.9
1,788.3
1,662.9
1,774.9
1,629.2
1,080.3
-40.3
Total for All Countries
$14,172.2 $10,844.4 $9,446.4
$8,717.8
$8,653.4
$7,400.1
$7,298.9
$6,524.5
$6,458.7
$5,816.6
$4,039.2
-45.4
Total for 5 Largest Routes
42.8%
39.6%
41.1%
31.4%
34.6%
39.6%
43.3%
41.7%
38.2%
37.6%
39.7%
Other Countries Shown
Above as Percent of Total
37.6%
38.5%
38.5%
42.2%
40.2%
35.9%
32.2%
32.9%
34.3%
34.4%
33.5%
Countries not Shown Above
as Percent of Total
19.7%
21.9%
20.4%
26.5%
25.3%
24.5%
24.5%
25.5%
27.5%
28.0%
26.7%
20

Table 9

U.S.-Billed Revenues Per-Minute for International Telephone Service

For Selected International Points

Percent
Change

2005 to

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
$0.51
$0.38
$0.27
$0.24
$0.12
$0.11
$0.09
$0.07
$0.08
$0.08
$0.08
-29.6 %
Brazil
0.45
0.25
0.22
0.14
0.12
0.09
0.10
0.11
0.10
0.11
0.11
17.5
Canada
0.26
0.19
0.19
0.16
0.15
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.06
0.05
0.03
-67.9
China
0.48
0.29
0.24
0.14
0.10
0.08
0.10
0.09
0.07
0.06
0.07
-18.8
Colombia
0.43
0.26
0.21
0.11
0.09
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.07
0.07
0.05
-36.3
Dominican Republic
0.25
0.20
0.15
0.12
0.09
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.07
0.06
0.05
-36.2
Egypt
0.70
0.44
0.28
0.20
0.14
0.10
0.13
0.11
0.10
0.08
0.09
-10.4
El Salvador
0.60
0.32
0.28
0.13
0.11
0.09
0.09
0.08
0.10
0.15
0.14
49.5
France
0.41
0.33
0.22
0.24
0.18
0.13
0.12
0.08
0.11
0.08
0.07
-50.3
Germany
0.33
0.38
0.29
0.30
0.15
0.13
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.07
0.06
-55.8
Greece
0.62
0.25
0.27
0.22
0.15
0.11
0.10
0.10
0.09
0.06
0.05
-56.7
Guatemala
0.63
0.38
0.33
0.20
0.16
0.12
0.08
0.10
0.10
0.10
0.11
-10.8
Haiti
0.51
0.47
0.33
0.20
0.16
0.20
0.23
0.19
0.18
0.19
0.19
-5.8
Hong Kong
0.45
0.19
0.34
0.29
0.16
0.12
0.11
0.07
0.06
0.06
0.05
-56.0
India
0.64
0.51
0.40
0.24
0.15
0.12
0.10
0.08
0.06
0.04
0.03
-76.2
Israel
0.35
0.33
0.26
0.15
0.10
0.09
0.10
0.09
0.13
0.14
0.07
-13.1
Italy
0.55
0.34
0.25
0.26
0.18
0.14
0.11
0.10
0.08
0.08
0.08
-42.8
Jamaica
0.58
0.37
0.32
0.26
0.17
0.13
0.18
0.13
0.14
0.15
0.15
22.6
Japan
0.37
0.29
0.32
0.25
0.15
0.11
0.11
0.10
0.10
0.11
0.09
-18.8
Korea, Republic of
0.60
0.36
0.32
0.22
0.16
0.13
0.08
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.07
-46.1
Mexico
0.52
0.29
0.27
0.12
0.09
0.07
0.08
0.07
0.06
0.06
0.07
-2.0
Morocco
0.62
0.43
0.24
0.27
0.24
0.23
0.17
0.19
0.19
0.20
0.21
-7.6
Netherlands
0.47
0.38
0.21
0.22
0.12
0.11
0.13
0.07
0.06
0.07
0.06
-41.3
Nigeria
0.42
0.41
0.31
0.25
0.19
0.16
0.14
0.13
0.12
0.12
0.09
-44.3
Pakistan
0.67
0.46
0.29
0.20
0.19
0.17
0.11
0.07
0.08
0.10
0.05
-69.1
Peru
0.49
0.31
0.20
0.12
0.06
0.05
0.05
0.05
0.04
0.04
0.03
-35.3
Philippines
0.47
0.31
0.26
0.16
0.15
0.14
0.14
0.14
0.12
0.12
0.12
-13.4
Poland
0.39
0.37
0.26
0.12
0.08
0.05
0.05
0.06
0.07
0.05
0.04
-19.0
Russia
0.43
0.27
0.24
0.23
0.13
0.10
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.07
0.07
-30.9
Saudi Arabia
0.75
0.53
0.30
0.25
0.19
0.17
0.17
0.14
0.13
0.13
0.13
-19.5
Sierra Leone
0.61
0.83
0.43
0.31
0.25
0.18
0.17
0.17
0.26
0.30
0.35
98.4
Singapore
0.52
0.44
0.55
0.45
0.39
0.25
0.19
0.12
0.08
0.08
0.07
-73.1
South Africa
0.64
0.34
0.46
0.23
0.16
0.12
0.13
0.11
0.12
0.15
0.13
8.3
Spain
0.55
0.36
0.24
0.22
0.16
0.15
0.13
0.11
0.12
0.10
0.06
-58.8
Switzerland
0.44
0.29
0.18
0.18
0.21
0.17
0.14
0.09
0.09
0.11
0.08
-50.8
Taiwan
0.47
0.32
0.27
0.18
0.14
0.10
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.05
0.07
-33.3
Thailand
0.65
0.34
0.22
0.25
0.20
0.12
0.08
0.05
0.04
0.05
0.04
-65.5
Turkey
0.50
0.26
0.21
0.30
0.14
0.18
0.14
0.11
0.10
0.09
0.06
-67.9
United Kingdom
0.43
0.36
0.19
0.17
0.12
0.10
0.10
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.07
-27.6
Vietnam
0.90
0.87
0.51
0.29
0.25
0.16
0.13
0.07
0.05
0.06
0.06
-62.1
Average for Countries Shown Above
0.45
0.31
0.26
0.18
0.13
0.10
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.07
0.05
-43.1 %
Average for Other Countries
0.57
0.39
0.29
0.22
0.16
0.15
0.15
0.13
0.13
0.14
0.13
-14.6
Average for All Countries
$0.47
$0.33
$0.26
$0.19
$0.14
$0.11
$0.10
$0.09
$0.09
$0.08
$0.06
-38.7
Average for Canada, India Mexico,
Philippines and UK
$0.43
$0.29
$0.25
$0.16
$0.12
$0.09
$0.09
$0.08
$0.07
$0.06
$0.04
Average for Other Countries
Shown Above
$0.48
$0.34
$0.27
$0.20
$0.14
$0.11
$0.10
$0.09
$0.09
$0.09
$0.08
21

Table 10

Net Settlement Payouts for International Telephone Service

For Selected International Points

(In Millions)

Percent
Change

2005 to

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
$71.1
$20.2
$15.7
$17.7
$15.3
$15.9
$14.3
$14.5
$10.8
$6.9
$3.8
-76.4 %
Brazil
77.5
61.9
40.0
46.5
35.7
31.0
43.1
52.7
43.2
25.8
13.0
-58.0
Canada
6.0
11.6
-2.5
-21.5
-27.5
-73.1
-15.6
3.9
-1.3
-32.3
-28.8
-60.6
China
97.3
43.0
15.7
16.4
17.5
19.6
21.9
28.1
27.6
31.6
33.3
69.9
Colombia
75.1
47.9
25.9
44.5
61.8
70.6
85.6
114.5
148.4
134.7
75.6
7.0
Dominican Republic
43.3
18.3
34.5
70.4
92.0
110.5
100.0
77.9
82.7
94.2
77.5
-29.8
Egypt
35.9
32.2
40.3
38.1
40.4
54.5
72.1
46.5
35.5
40.1
30.1
-44.7
El Salvador
52.9
51.8
56.4
81.7
93.1
90.6
90.5
74.4
77.2
91.6
35.5
-60.9
France
18.7
57.3
45.0
25.0
24.1
10.8
10.0
22.7
7.7
-2.3
0.0
-99.7
Germany
64.3
36.1
54.8
92.8
150.3
35.1
35.7
30.7
-9.7
-80.4
-25.7
n.m.
Greece
18.2
15.1
9.0
14.0
10.7
6.2
9.3
4.4
-7.7
-27.3
-4.5
n.m.
Guatemala
57.5
57.8
71.6
106.8
145.8
164.4
194.8
150.9
169.4
139.3
104.7
-36.3
Haiti
34.8
26.9
19.8
32.3
29.3
33.2
36.6
89.8
136.5
115.2
94.4
184.3
Hong Kong
5.4
9.0
1.9
-2.1
4.1
-0.3
-7.0
-5.5
-15.4
-51.8
-15.3
4516.1
India
542.0
493.8
372.8
175.3
330.7
498.3
238.7
186.7
276.5
251.1
257.1
-48.4
Israel
11.9
2.1
8.2
13.7
29.2
19.2
24.7
25.2
21.0
12.8
1.5
-92.0
Italy
37.9
46.2
70.2
66.7
75.8
58.9
48.4
23.6
-27.7
-94.9
-26.5
n.m.
Jamaica
89.7
61.6
67.2
51.3
74.0
76.3
91.9
87.2
81.9
74.3
26.4
-65.4
Japan
43.8
39.2
42.1
33.9
41.2
40.5
37.7
34.8
26.7
12.2
14.9
-63.2
Korea, Republic of
6.8
12.7
8.9
4.5
16.5
-1.8
-2.7
6.1
-1.7
0.1
-1.2
-35.0
Mexico
755.7
471.2
421.9
373.9
487.2
524.8
551.5
636.6
529.2
383.6
311.3
-40.7
Morocco
6.4
7.8
17.8
13.6
16.4
16.7
25.5
42.9
32.6
47.4
43.4
160.2
Netherlands
7.8
11.8
12.6
17.6
14.3
2.8
11.5
12.3
-34.6
-1.2
0.2
-91.2
Nigeria
31.3
18.1
18.1
18.7
19.9
27.8
39.8
33.0
55.6
36.4
12.6
-54.7
Pakistan
185.4
144.4
139.1
123.5
94.8
27.2
19.5
15.1
25.0
22.8
12.8
-53.0
Peru
23.1
20.7
18.0
17.9
23.7
23.3
20.6
18.5
14.6
12.4
10.4
-55.1
Philippines
144.8
190.3
211.3
206.3
285.5
183.1
294.9
247.5
308.3
284.3
240.2
31.1
Poland
31.5
27.7
27.5
16.6
13.2
14.1
13.0
23.2
22.0
20.6
19.8
40.2
Russia
27.9
14.7
8.6
10.4
5.4
2.2
2.6
9.1
10.6
7.6
0.1
-96.1
Saudi Arabia
18.7
26.6
36.4
37.8
46.9
44.1
40.8
31.3
25.9
31.7
15.6
-64.8
Sierra Leone
1.5
2.8
4.1
4.2
1.7
1.9
4.3
7.9
16.3
12.7
13.4
612.3
Singapore
6.6
3.3
-0.2
1.0
0.9
0.3
-0.4
-0.9
-6.1
-54.6
-4.3
n.m.
South Africa
21.3
22.0
6.4
22.5
16.1
16.1
20.4
16.3
2.3
6.9
-10.5
n.m.
Spain
20.7
15.1
28.0
29.9
2.4
-6.1
0.8
4.5
-19.1
-56.6
-41.4
583.4
Switzerland
8.4
13.2
16.8
32.3
41.6
16.7
11.0
9.6
-3.2
-2.8
-5.7
n.m.
Taiwan
21.9
18.6
4.4
13.2
7.7
6.7
10.9
17.9
29.8
7.3
3.1
-53.9
Thailand
20.2
43.7
16.0
14.5
6.6
2.1
2.8
3.1
3.7
3.7
2.6
24.1
Turkey
32.4
31.1
32.7
24.2
25.3
10.5
10.7
9.2
7.1
4.4
2.7
-74.4
United Kingdom
12.7
14.8
1.3
-9.6
0.7
-10.5
1.6
6.0
-17.8
-87.7
-16.5
57.2
Vietnam
209.2
171.5
116.1
49.4
56.7
25.4
27.0
26.3
23.0
19.4
13.3
-47.7
Total for Countries Shown Above
2,977.3
2,414.2
2,134.1
1,925.7
2,427.3
2,189.8
2,238.7
2,238.3
2,106.9
1,439.2
1,288.8
-41.1 %
Total for Other Countries
949.9
931.4
847.0
1,070.2
1,179.4
947.9
1,048.9
1,110.6
1,222.1
1,105.9
798.8
-15.7
Total for All Countries
$3,927.2
$3,345.6 $2,981.1
$2,996.0
$3,606.7
$3,137.6
$3,287.6
$3,348.9
$3,329.1
$2,545.1
$2,087.6
-33.5
Total for 5 Largest Routes
46.8%
44.0%
42.3%
32.9%
38.8%
47.2%
42.0%
39.9%
43.0%
46.9%
48.3%
Other Countries Shown
Above as Percent of Total
29.0%
28.2%
29.3%
31.4%
28.5%
22.6%
26.1%
26.9%
20.3%
9.7%
13.5%
Countries not Shown Above
as Percent of Total
24.2%
27.8%
28.4%
35.7%
32.7%
30.2%
31.9%
33.2%
36.7%
43.5%
38.3%
n.m. - not meaningful.
22

Table 11

Cable and Terrestrial Circuits in Service 1 2 3

For Selected International Points

Percent
Change

2005 to

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
40,241
94,186
103,601
76,730
120,228
101,533
118,747
126,417
105,729
245,934
349,326
244.1 %
Brazil
27,233
31,382
31,106
21,923
28,774
29,386
63,204
49,058
73,966
123,976
175,314
496.6
Canada
393,519
465,547
391,446
443,652
476,681 1,153,884
674,046
742,269 1,128,253 2,016,388 1,929,127
67.2
China
16,475
54,601
47,955
51,517
46,868
47,389
52,285
59,951
108,626
144,646
121,316
156.0
Colombia
4,059
6,908
12,871
14,579
38,901
70,568
131,204
196,042
276,421
105,435
112,090
58.8
Dominican Republic
2,696
3,559
8,472
6,703
6,579
14,123
11,068
12,832
13,242
16,138
21,860
54.8
Egypt
281
181
245
361
495
3,662
3,129
3,556
5,904
6,505
6,616
80.7
El Salvador
234
354
5,972
4,931
5,274
2,212
3,647
4,156
4,013
4,999
7,432
236.0
France
26,172
31,352
27,015
58,457
47,151
164,480
218,576
259,912
426,640
708,740
629,486
282.7
Germany
101,669
83,327
124,648
273,425
261,107
583,495
656,813
631,515 1,037,318 1,052,915 2,561,255
339.0
Greece
575
2,577
425
420
1,356
1,778
1,165
1,218
1,980
2,573
2,454
38.0
Guatemala
219
326
1,063
1,389
2,019
2,852
2,981
2,897
2,633
4,276
5,851
105.2
Haiti
88
152
148
178
146
90
195
885
1,404
2,124
2,124
2260.0
Hong Kong
15,516
20,489
72,739
87,488
108,273
130,248
169,064
198,015
272,453
508,783
761,589
484.7
India
5,619
11,982
25,140
39,316
57,015
77,166
110,120
135,097
133,288
326,802
161,320
109.1
Israel
3,575
4,330
3,699
2,152
2,586
2,545
3,901
3,415
4,107
6,319
6,647
161.2
Italy
12,847
32,240
34,409
20,195
27,185
33,214
41,185
34,180
34,051
34,015
29,135
-12.3
Jamaica
586
995
1,139
1,593
2,133
2,649
2,946
3,840
5,810
12,331
20,341
667.9
Japan
125,321
173,099
219,871
375,878
477,459
543,153
642,507 1,012,740 1,445,512 2,136,989 2,932,394
439.9
Korea, Republic of
38,940
63,904
40,707
46,934
53,974
20,362
15,818
21,497
25,933
75,396
71,826
252.7
Mexico
169,052
228,618
232,473
266,015
281,031
340,905
445,231
361,236
514,373
892,365 1,320,740
287.4
Morocco
60
63
59
87
90
90
361
604
532
832
891
890.0
Netherlands
68,439
66,064
223,794
225,753
106,428
54,885
80,927
82,968
135,807
482,043 1,179,239
2048.6
Nigeria
66
2
2
90
179
268
691
691
868
482
663
147.4
Pakistan
316
559
797
966
862
1,249
2,045
1,550
2,416
3,701
4,291
243.6
Peru
900
1,915
3,122
2,126
3,331
3,528
3,864
2,634
6,795
8,391
12,426
252.2
Philippines
6,435
11,885
19,696
28,489
28,898
47,131
63,193
114,221
114,588
115,743
206,108
337.3
Poland
957
884
886
1,320
1,567
2,810
2,791
2,090
1,789
2,373
2,244
-20.1
Russia
3,271
1,285
1,188
1,958
2,269
3,119
3,225
3,011
3,528
4,714
4,714
51.1
Saudi Arabia
210
2,669
277
241
218
8,544
4,223
3,999
9,263
9,196
7,976
-6.6
Sierra Leone
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
Singapore
25,045
39,525
63,717
81,228
112,778
187,516
164,677
174,665
149,514
190,980
209,504
11.7
South Africa
581
1,930
501
1,882
2,408
6,979
3,212
5,383
9,431
26,941
25,460
264.8
Spain
2,893
35,750
4,686
5,334
16,190
10,329
13,353
12,750
11,146
12,298
12,193
18.0
Switzerland
8,999
20,684
71,521
165,299
164,411
58,236
56,348
67,028
81,618
91,056
70,873
21.7
Taiwan
12,784
30,095
28,842
21,480
12,907
42,439
16,580
52,859
7,728
12,434
171,006
302.9
Thailand
1,418
6,498
7,095
4,839
820
1,523
4,725
4,749
930
1,165
1,345
-11.7
Turkey
356
2,922
304
395
274
360
551
363
421
392
388
7.8
United Kingdom
701,941
667,809
691,695 1,027,660 1,058,654 1,757,169 2,391,213 1,813,952 2,540,735 4,069,342 8,220,994
367.9
Vietnam
547
589
829
794
828
771
1,706
6,218
1,168
1,977
1,744
126.2
Total for Countries Shown Above
1,820,135
2,201,237 2,504,155
3,363,777
3,558,347
5,512,640
6,181,517
6,210,463
8,699,933 13,461,709 21,360,302
287.5 %
Total for Other Countries
70,819
121,389
260,398
262,131
297,956
514,535
801,472
1,465,339
1,847,997
2,204,087
3,431,388
566.9
Total for All Countries
1,890,954
2,322,626 2,764,553
3,625,908
3,856,303
6,027,175
6,982,989
7,675,802 10,547,930 15,665,796 24,791,690
311.3
Total for 5 Largest Routes
78.9%
69.7%
63.6%
65.8%
66.3%
72.6%
68.9%
59.4%
63.2%
64.9%
68.4%
Other Countries Shown
Above as Percent of Total
17.4%
25.1%
26.9%
26.9%
26.0%
18.8%
19.6%
21.5%
19.3%
21.0%
17.7%
Countries not Shown Above
as Percent of Total
3.7%
5.2%
9.4%
7.2%
7.7%
8.5%
11.5%
19.1%
17.5%
14.1%
13.8%
1 See 2010 Year-End Circuit Status Report for U.S. Facilities-Based Carriers, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/circuit-status-report.
2 Data shown are for activated circuits and do not include idle circuits. The Circuit Status Report contains data for both activated and idle circuits
3 Data for previous years have been revised to incorporate revisions received from carriers.
23

Table 12

Satellite Circuits in Service 1 2 3

For Selected International Points

Percent
Change

2005 to

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
2,508
3,609
4,277
3,430
9
1
9
9
1
1
0
-100.0 %
Brazil
4,096
1,260
735
816
72
4
2
2
2
2
18
350.0
Canada
1,763
504
3
3
0
0
0
56
88
123
143
n.m.
China
10,094
6,771
6,854
1,719
217
188
1
0
0
0
0
-100.0
Colombia
3,180
3,678
3,208
541
343
143
116
112
112
92
32
-77.6
Dominican Republic
612
440
469
158
121
82
57
2
30
60
30
-63.4
Egypt
423
360
366
217
183
183
93
0
0
0
0
-100.0
El Salvador
1,950
1,387
1,233
432
290
226
214
130
101
55
26
-88.5
France
22
56
62
70
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
Germany
449
392
274
444
55
35
34
34
2
2
2
-94.3
Greece
770
1,079
914
321
738
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
Guatemala
894
809
697
402
333
244
250
249
237
60
30
-87.7
Haiti
432
816
854
381
442
317
253
165
199
139
115
-63.7
Hong Kong
1,416
653
31
119
15
15
14
14
8
0
0
-100.0
India
772
867
1,386
653
312
134
0
0
24
0
0
-100.0
Israel
7,128
1,361
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
Italy
187
41
38
38
30
0
0
2
2
0
0
n.m.
Jamaica
899
1,858
1,540
786
687
639
642
536
728
353
266
-58.4
Japan
3,100
276
727
2,399
63
31
31
31
2,032
0
0
-100.0
Korea, Republic of
745
580
291
1,128
24
15
15
15
8
0
0
-100.0
Mexico
107
891
788
41
28
18
1
0
0
0
0
-100.0
Morocco
83
75
85
61
31
59
32
30
30
30
30
-49.2
Netherlands
21
32
30
30
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
Nigeria
743
1,035
1,170
663
328
269
185
148
118
0
30
-88.8
Pakistan
578
565
539
565
438
149
120
31
0
0
0
-100.0
Peru
1,287
593
1,416
284
53
48
16
7
5
45
45
-6.3
Philippines
897
380
394
90
74
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
Poland
249
258
289
287
211
150
90
90
30
0
0
-100.0
Russia
737
231
120
132
30
45
17
18
13
1
2
-95.6
Saudi Arabia
545
805
823
490
408
372
280
215
90
90
90
-75.8
Sierra Leone
32
66
73
61
69
47
24
0
0
0
0
-100.0
Singapore
210
244
193
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
South Africa
1,684
5,793
5,819
357
91
734
1,310
1,310
714
0
0
-100.0
Spain
164
145
62
62
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
Switzerland
4
4,744
4,744
2,847
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
n.m.
Taiwan
2,224
761
773
38
38
0
8
8
0
0
0
n.m.
Thailand
158
112
84
24
16
16
0
0
0
60
60
275.0
Turkey
2,992
3,925
1,449
89
89
29
29
0
0
0
0
-100.0
United Kingdom
2,219
1,433
2,324
4,296
80
99
0
0
0
1,470
0
-100.0
Vietnam
235
155
163
75
105
105
29
59
59
89
89
-15.2
Total for Countries Shown Above
56,609
49,040
45,298
24,549
6,113
4,397
3,872
3,273
4,633
2,672
1,008
-77.1 %
Total for Other Countries
36,107
33,040
35,011
25,546
14,579
11,743
10,474
9,648
9,238
7,660
7,654
-34.8
Total for All Countries
92,716
82,080
80,309
50,095
20,692
16,140
14,346
12,921
13,871
10,332
8,662
-46.3
Total for 5 Largest Routes
29.8%
30.3%
31.0%
20.9%
13.1%
14.4%
19.1%
19.2%
28.2%
21.1%
8.1%
Other Countries Shown
Above as Percent of Total
31.3%
29.4%
25.4%
28.1%
16.4%
12.8%
7.9%
6.2%
5.2%
4.8%
3.5%
Countries not Shown Above
as Percent of Total
38.9%
40.3%
43.6%
51.0%
70.5%
72.8%
73.0%
74.7%
66.6%
74.1%
88.4%
1 See 2010 Year-End Circuit Status Report for U.S. Facilities-Based Carriers, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/circuit-status-report.
2 Data shown are for activated circuits and do not include idle circuits. The Circuit Status Report contains data for both activated and idle circuits
3 Data for previous years have been revised to incorporate revisions received from carriers.
24

Table 13

Circuits Used for International Telephone Service 1 2 3

For Selected International Points

Percent
Change

2005 to

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
3,366
5,845
9,292
7,597
7,942
11,208
11,085
12,632
11,605
12,180
11,487
2.5 %
Brazil
2,639
3,318
5,724
6,718
6,562
6,885
8,431
8,196
7,425
7,971
8,522
23.8
Canada
80,874
140,285
125,435
125,338
156,364
179,486
186,257
197,271
218,395
232,574
216,492
20.6
China
1,557
1,761
1,585
2,312
6,592
6,510
9,063
13,124
16,454
22,870
19,195
194.9
Colombia
1,699
2,566
4,008
3,232
8,661
9,775
10,274
10,505
10,451
3,923
3,744
-61.7
Dominican Republic
2,258
2,725
3,266
3,056
3,354
3,741
4,628
4,064
5,543
5,992
7,508
100.7
Egypt
300
332
407
514
595
3,776
3,119
3,448
3,898
6,298
6,387
69.1
El Salvador
690
721
988
1,240
2,157
1,407
2,168
1,869
1,510
1,671
2,634
87.2
France
5,896
8,595
13,738
22,050
12,161
13,841
14,397
15,000
15,205
20,345
17,184
24.2
Germany
11,315
12,472
20,880
18,447
22,240
26,533
26,883
27,766
27,653
34,005
34,809
31.2
Greece
524
477
507
475
1,374
1,316
1,135
1,135
1,915
2,572
2,454
86.5
Guatemala
702
633
1,247
1,546
2,033
1,811
2,498
2,066
1,764
2,483
3,983
119.9
Haiti
298
328
358
328
328
267
344
375
267
329
298
11.6
Hong Kong
1,657
2,783
2,553
7,912
4,198
13,476
15,984
18,068
18,052
24,869
21,810
61.8
India
1,839
1,993
3,529
8,945
9,267
18,177
33,201
47,091
63,041
106,945
115,563
535.8
Israel
1,357
1,306
1,307
1,209
1,337
1,433
2,149
2,354
3,089
4,097
5,068
253.7
Italy
2,740
4,965
15,613
20,067
26,777
31,811
32,897
33,042
32,744
30,493
25,526
-19.8
Jamaica
802
1,041
969
1,204
1,126
1,102
1,200
1,908
2,362
2,937
2,802
154.3
Japan
11,133
10,764
15,125
12,387
13,039
14,610
15,740
14,184
15,569
22,282
22,445
53.6
Korea, Republic of
2,858
2,807
3,037
3,887
4,191
5,264
8,271
7,807
11,789
12,907
10,652
102.4
Mexico
64,529
71,216
83,465
84,320
79,600
78,419
93,897
102,096
100,164
146,230
134,972
72.1
Morocco
114
114
113
142
113
143
382
562
562
861
921
544.1
Netherlands
3,401
3,497
3,012
5,247
5,937
6,777
19,333
20,024
25,925
14,103
12,734
87.9
Nigeria
365
303
333
454
484
506
806
806
596
479
693
37.0
Pakistan
443
813
1,115
1,373
1,285
1,353
1,378
1,258
2,155
3,449
4,079
201.5
Peru
758
593
1,089
1,154
1,464
1,570
1,580
1,198
1,258
1,647
1,827
16.4
Philippines
3,862
6,588
10,642
7,146
8,681
9,158
10,562
10,657
12,101
13,961
13,339
45.7
Poland
1,105
1,057
1,129
1,526
1,737
2,904
2,679
1,966
1,644
2,331
2,212
-23.8
Russia
1,455
1,160
1,158
1,639
2,015
2,565
2,596
2,765
3,411
4,676
4,704
83.4
Saudi Arabia
358
478
518
478
507
3,125
4,257
3,929
7,404
9,200
7,974
155.2
Sierra Leone
24
38
38
46
46
32
16
0
0
0
0
-100.0
Singapore
975
1,181
1,990
1,658
1,927
4,208
3,802
4,605
4,050
3,607
8,114
92.8
South Africa
524
579
656
592
502
502
538
478
508
929
1,144
127.9
Spain
2,726
3,982
3,939
3,982
4,627
8,166
8,684
8,878
8,965
10,102
11,931
46.1
Switzerland
2,799
4,586
3,912
4,944
7,494
6,956
7,105
7,283
10,342
14,363
16,764
141.0
Taiwan
1,586
1,768
2,201
2,773
3,214
4,034
5,774
5,684
3,895
7,268
5,509
36.6
Thailand
460
489
580
613
605
605
525
528
776
985
1,077
78.0
Turkey
355
385
351
381
322
321
297
297
358
386
386
20.2
United Kingdom
48,762
42,226
50,163
52,112
74,815
112,112
95,211
90,563
92,590
102,766
86,042
-23.3
Vietnam
601
571
571
504
599
564
765
1,165
1,097
1,934
1,673
196.6
Total for Countries Shown Above
269,706
347,341
396,543
419,548
486,272
596,449
649,911
686,647
746,532
897,020
854,658
43.3 %
Total for Other Countries
32,901
36,299
52,127
55,441
59,351
65,173
72,756
79,131
91,285
115,677
167,670
157.3
Total for All Countries
302,607
383,640
448,670
474,989
545,623
661,622
722,667
765,778
837,817 1,012,697 1,022,328
54.5
Total for 5 Largest Routes
71.6%
72.2%
65.9%
64.0%
65.9%
64.7%
61.1%
61.4%
60.5%
61.5%
57.5%
Other Countries Shown
above as Percent of Total
17.5%
18.3%
22.5%
24.4%
23.2%
25.4%
28.8%
28.3%
28.6%
27.1%
26.1%
Countries not Shown Above
as Percent of Total
10.9%
9.5%
11.6%
11.7%
10.9%
9.9%
10.1%
10.3%
10.9%
11.4%
16.4%
1 See 2010 Year-End Circuit Status Report for U.S. Facilities-Based Carriers, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/circuit-status-report.
2 Data shown are for activated circuits and do not include idle circuits. The Circuit Status Report contains data for both activated and idle circuits
3 Data for previous years have been revised to incorporate revisions received from carriers.
25

Table 14

U.S.-Billed Revenues for International Private Line Service

For Selected International Points

(In Millions)

Percent
Change

2005 to

International Point

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Australia
$100.6
$75.2
$36.5
$34.4
$10.3
$8.4
$14.3
$11.9
$17.0
$10.8
$11.7
39.7 %
Brazil
26.1
33.7
22.1
14.4
13.5
11.6
23.8
12.6
13.7
18.2
10.8
-7.2
Canada
98.0
98.6
70.8
58.3
52.2
41.3
79.0
114.0
97.3
91.0
47.6
15.3
China
61.2
84.3
56.9
8.7
4.6
15.6
19.7
19.2
13.1
11.9
18.2
16.8
Colombia
23.7
13.6
15.8
12.0
10.7
9.4
17.7
16.9
12.7
4.9
6.1
-35.4
Dominican Republic
6.6
6.5
6.1
4.2
4.0
4.6
5.8
5.4
10.2
10.9
7.0
53.3
Egypt
2.3
2.2
2.1
1.0
0.6
0.5
0.7
0.6
1.2
0.6
0.3
-28.7
El Salvador
7.3
4.4
2.3
1.5
1.8
2.1
5.3
2.8
2.4
3.1
3.7
75.2
France
8.4
8.4
2.9
4.3
1.9
1.3
6.6
3.0
10.1
14.5
7.5
474.1
Germany
36.7
36.5
46.9
48.9
20.8
13.8
18.9
23.6
11.4
11.6
16.1
16.6
Greece
1.8
1.5
1.6
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.1
21.3
Guatemala
6.8
3.5
2.4
2.1
2.0
2.2
3.7
2.8
2.0
2.0
2.1
-5.7
Haiti
2.1
1.1
1.2
2.2
1.7
0.7
0.5
0.4
0.2
0.1
0.1
-84.5
Hong Kong
62.5
30.5
9.5
18.9
10.5
9.8
55.9
29.0
44.1
45.9
29.3
197.8
India
50.7
64.9
82.4
85.4
81.7
60.7
65.2
53.4
53.4
37.0
19.1
-68.5
Israel
12.1
13.9
6.9
3.8
2.2
1.4
1.8
0.9
0.7
1.2
0.5
-65.5
Italy
5.8
5.5
4.2
1.3
0.9
0.3
1.1
0.6
0.9
2.3
0.9
227.2
Jamaica
10.9
6.1
4.5
5.6
5.8
5.0
7.7
6.2
7.2
7.2
7.3
47.3
Japan
211.0
209.2
81.4
79.6
41.7
42.5
45.3
28.4
33.0
33.6
31.0
-27.0
Korea, Republic of
31.8
33.9
13.8
14.5
5.0
7.3
8.2
5.2
6.1
7.1
5.0
-31.5
Mexico
98.7
90.5
53.9
42.5
39.2
39.6
68.0
84.6
118.9
114.5
86.1
117.5
Morocco
0.3
0.3
0.6
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-100.0
Netherlands
9.9
9.1
8.4
13.3
2.5
1.9
2.9
2.2
7.8
11.8
7.2
287.3
Nigeria
5.8
4.7
4.6
1.2
0.1
1.4
2.5
1.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
-97.9
Pakistan
3.6
4.0
3.0
0.9
0.8
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.2
-20.5
Peru
10.3
5.1
5.0
2.6
2.7
2.5
3.1
1.6
1.8
3.2
1.9
-25.1
Philippines
14.3
14.2
9.8
9.2
12.0
9.4
10.8
11.7
14.1
13.5
12.7
34.8
Poland
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.6
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.2
282.6
Russia
4.6
2.5
2.3
2.9
1.7
1.3
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.8
0.2
-85.3
Saudi Arabia
2.3
3.5
3.9
1.7
2.6
1.4
5.0
3.5
4.2
2.1
0.2
-84.5
Sierra Leone
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-100.0
Singapore
56.1
54.4
19.2
12.1
4.9
7.9
10.4
9.4
10.3
7.0
9.7
22.7
South Africa
18.1
15.5
11.0
1.4
2.1
1.6
3.8
4.4
5.5
6.2
5.8
256.5
Spain
2.3
3.2
0.8
0.7
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.1
1.2
1.9
1.2
6.8
Switzerland
2.8
4.7
5.1
11.2
8.8
2.1
1.0
1.2
2.1
2.2
2.4
13.1
Taiwan
38.4
25.1
9.8
5.5
1.3
1.3
2.1
1.4
3.0
2.4
1.9
45.1
Thailand
6.6
11.0
2.4
1.2
1.2
1.4
1.5
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.2
-88.1
Turkey
8.3
1.7
1.0
0.5
0.4
0.6
1.0
1.0
0.8
0.1
0.0
-98.4
United Kingdom
145.2
153.0
81.1
68.2
66.9
186.0
57.8
55.1
73.6
74.6
64.4
-65.4
Vietnam
0.3
0.7
0.7
2.0
3.7
12.1
15.9
18.6
0.7
0.7
0.1
-98.8
Total for Countries Shown Above
1,194.9
1,137.4
693.3
579.4
424.6
511.0
569.4
536.0
583.1
556.3
419.1
-18.0 %
Total for Other Countries
307.1
329.6
294.7
163.6
149.3
116.7
124.9
109.4
204.0
127.0
95.5
-18.2
Total for All Countries
$1,501.9
$1,467.0
$988.1
$743.0
$573.9
$627.7
$694.3
$645.5
$787.2
$683.3
$514.6
-18.0
Total for 5 Largest Routes
43.5%
43.3%
37.7%
45.8%
49.1%
59.0%
46.9%
52.1%
49.2%
53.1%
50.2%
Other Countries Shown
Above as Percent of Total
36.0%
34.2%
32.5%
32.2%
24.9%
22.4%
35.1%
31.0%
24.9%
28.3%
31.2%
Countries not Shown Above
as Percent of Total
20.4%
22.5%
29.8%
22.0%
26.0%
18.6%
18.0%
17.0%
25.9%
18.6%
18.6%
26

Table 15

Top Ten International Routes 1

International Message Telephone Service

(Minutes and Dollar Amounts Shown in Millions)

Traffic Billed

Traffic Billed

in the
in

Per-Minute Data

United States

Foreign Countries

Payout

Receipts

Net Retained

Number

U.S.

Payout

Retained

Number

Receipts

to
from

Revenues for all U.S.

Net

of

Carriers

to Foreign Revenues
of
from Foreign

Billed

Foreign Retained

Foreign

and

Payout

Minutes

Revenues

Carriers

Minutes

Carriers

Revenues Carriers Revenues

Carriers

Foreign Minutes

Per Minute

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
(l)
(b/a)
(c/a)
(d/a)
(f/e)
(d+f)/(a+e)
(c-f)/a
2010
62,385
$4,039
$3,116
$923
25,357
$398
$0.06
$0.05
$0.01
$0.02
$0.02
$0.04
2009
72,937
$5,817
$3,957
$1,860
25,394
$336
$0.08
$0.05
$0.03
$0.01
$0.02
$0.05
2008
74,934
$6,459
$4,327
$2,131
26,400
$343
$0.09
$0.06
$0.03
$0.01
$0.02
$0.05
2007
69,975
$6,524
$4,029
$2,495
23,943
$353
$0.09
$0.06
$0.04
$0.01
$0.03
$0.05
2006
72,440
$7,299
$4,146
$3,153
23,410
$517
$0.10
$0.06
$0.04
$0.02
$0.04
$0.05
2005
70,064
$7,400
$4,098
$3,302
21,865
$637
$0.11
$0.06
$0.05
$0.03
$0.04
$0.05
2004
63,653
$8,663
$4,658
$4,006
18,509
$715
$0.14
$0.07
$0.06
$0.04
$0.06
$0.06
2003
45,904
$8,402
$3,649
$4,752
15,674
$669
$0.18
$0.08
$0.10
$0.04
$0.09
$0.06
2002
35,988
$9,446
$3,873
$5,574
13,677
$738
$0.26
$0.11
$0.15
$0.05
$0.13
$0.09
2001
33,287
$10,844
$4,526
$6,318
13,478
$1,118
$0.33
$0.14
$0.19
$0.08
$0.16
$0.10
2000
30,135
$14,172
$5,536
$8,636
12,888
$1,448
$0.47
$0.18
$0.29
$0.11
$0.23
$0.14
Mexico
2010
8,148
$542
$360
$182
1,689
$41
$0.07
$0.04
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.04
2009
10,294
$636
$419
$217
2,113
$31
$0.06
$0.04
$0.02
$0.01
$0.02
$0.04
2008
11,756
$749
$565
$184
2,316
$35
$0.06
$0.05
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.05
2007
12,439
$915
$678
$237
2,114
$41
$0.07
$0.05
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.05
2006
14,695
$1,109
$607
$502
1,868
$55
$0.08
$0.04
$0.03
$0.03
$0.03
$0.04
2005
13,593
$923
$583
$340
1,675
$56
$0.07
$0.04
$0.03
$0.03
$0.03
$0.04
2004
9,637
$853
$556
$297
2,854
$68
$0.09
$0.06
$0.03
$0.02
$0.03
$0.05
2003
4,919
$589
$484
$105
1,734
$110
$0.12
$0.10
$0.02
$0.06
$0.03
$0.08
2002
4,974
$1,346
$550
$797
1,450
$126
$0.27
$0.11
$0.16
$0.09
$0.14
$0.09
2001
5,124
$1,471
$729
$742
1,700
$256
$0.29
$0.14
$0.14
$0.15
$0.15
$0.09
2000
5,509
$2,859
$1,089
$1,770
1,575
$325
$0.52
$0.20
$0.32
$0.21
$0.30
$0.14
Canada
2010
8,046
$206
$79
$127
10,994
$64
$0.03
$0.01
$0.02
$0.01
$0.01
$0.00
2009
8,247
$450
$73
$377
10,053
$57
$0.05
$0.01
$0.05
$0.01
$0.02
$0.00
2008
9,481
$584
$98
$486
9,486
$48
$0.06
$0.01
$0.05
$0.01
$0.03
$0.01
2007
8,481
$654
$103
$551
8,691
$53
$0.08
$0.01
$0.06
$0.01
$0.04
$0.01
2006
9,676
$740
$160
$579
8,318
$107
$0.08
$0.02
$0.06
$0.01
$0.04
$0.01
2005
8,931
$713
$141
$572
8,257
$147
$0.08
$0.02
$0.06
$0.02
$0.04
($0.00)
2004
5,430
$787
$133
$654
6,104
$121
$0.15
$0.02
$0.12
$0.02
$0.07
$0.00
2003
5,526
$878
$126
$752
5,252
$138
$0.16
$0.02
$0.14
$0.03
$0.08
($0.00)
2002
4,850
$929
$139
$790
4,432
$136
$0.19
$0.03
$0.16
$0.03
$0.10
$0.00
2001
4,915
$921
$173
$747
5,066
$158
$0.19
$0.04
$0.15
$0.03
$0.09
$0.00
2000
4,623
$1,221
$204
$1,017
5,139
$194
$0.26
$0.04
$0.22
$0.04
$0.12
$0.00
India
2010
15,925
$460
$325
$136
1,623
$37
$0.03
$0.02
$0.01
$0.02
$0.01
$0.02
2009
13,622
$559
$312
$247
1,749
$42
$0.04
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
2008
8,444
$531
$316
$215
1,654
$25
$0.06
$0.04
$0.03
$0.02
$0.02
$0.03
2007
7,548
$567
$224
$343
1,100
$15
$0.08
$0.03
$0.05
$0.01
$0.04
$0.03
2006
6,593
$629
$276
$353
1,489
$24
$0.10
$0.04
$0.05
$0.02
$0.05
$0.04
2005
5,354
$649
$522
$127
790
$22
$0.12
$0.10
$0.02
$0.03
$0.02
$0.09
2004
3,411
$506
$380
$126
658
$48
$0.15
$0.11
$0.04
$0.07
$0.04
$0.10
2003
1,379
$330
$200
$130
298
$24
$0.24
$0.14
$0.09
$0.08
$0.09
$0.13
2002
1,512
$600
$397
$203
83
$15
$0.40
$0.26
$0.13
$0.18
$0.14
$0.25
2001
1,333
$685
$525
$160
78
$30
$0.51
$0.39
$0.12
$0.38
$0.13
$0.37
2000
1,244
$799
$588
$211
77
$41
$0.64
$0.47
$0.17
$0.54
$0.19
$0.44
Philippines
2010
2,073
$248
$264
($16)
278
$14
$0.12
$0.13
($0.01)
$0.05
($0.00)
$0.12
2009
2,604
$324
$304
$21
238
$10
$0.12
$0.12
$0.01
$0.04
$0.01
$0.11
2008
2,972
$359
$320
$39
180
$6
$0.12
$0.11
$0.01
$0.04
$0.01
$0.11
2007
2,425
$336
$253
$82
136
$3
$0.14
$0.10
$0.03
$0.02
$0.03
$0.10
2006
2,813
$398
$301
$97
122
$4
$0.14
$0.11
$0.03
$0.03
$0.03
$0.11
2005
2,258
$312
$191
$121
113
$6
$0.14
$0.08
$0.05
$0.05
$0.05
$0.08
2004
2,742
$415
$295
$120
160
$9
$0.15
$0.11
$0.04
$0.06
$0.04
$0.10
2003
1,563
$256
$209
$47
106
$3
$0.16
$0.13
$0.03
$0.03
$0.03
$0.13
2002
2,275
$583
$219
$364
104
$6
$0.26
$0.10
$0.16
$0.06
$0.16
$0.09
2001
1,664
$515
$201
$314
73
$10
$0.31
$0.12
$0.19
$0.14
$0.19
$0.11
2000
1,042
$488
$158
$330
57
$11
$0.47
$0.15
$0.32
$0.20
$0.31
$0.14
United Kingdom
2010
1,783
$123
$59
$65
1,258
$17
$0.08
$0.03
$0.05
$0.01
$0.04
$0.02
2009
2,765
$216
$73
$143
1,555
$17
$0.08
$0.03
$0.05
$0.01
$0.04
$0.02
2008
2,862
$242
$85
$157
1,644
$17
$0.08
$0.03
$0.05
$0.01
$0.04
$0.02
2007
2,820
$246
$97
$149
1,727
$27
$0.09
$0.03
$0.05
$0.02
$0.04
$0.02
2006
2,700
$283
$106
$177
1,830
$36
$0.10
$0.04
$0.07
$0.02
$0.05
$0.03
2005
3,400
$325
$117
$208
2,188
$60
$0.10
$0.03
$0.06
$0.03
$0.05
$0.02
2004
3,519
$415
$164
$251
1,570
$55
$0.12
$0.05
$0.07
$0.03
$0.06
$0.03
2003
2,751
$471
$134
$337
1,696
$64
$0.17
$0.05
$0.12
$0.04
$0.09
$0.03
27

Table 15

Top Ten International Routes 1

International Message Telephone Service

(Minutes and Dollar Amounts Shown in Millions)

Traffic Billed

Traffic Billed

in the
in

Per-Minute Data

United States

Foreign Countries

Payout

Receipts

Net Retained

Number

U.S.

Payout

Retained

Number

Receipts

to
from

Revenues for all U.S.

Net

of

Carriers

to Foreign Revenues
of
from Foreign

Billed

Foreign Retained

Foreign

and

Payout

Minutes

Revenues

Carriers

Minutes

Carriers

Revenues Carriers Revenues

Carriers

Foreign Minutes

Per Minute

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
(l)
(b/a)
(c/a)
(d/a)
(f/e)
(d+f)/(a+e)
(c-f)/a
U.K.-- Continued
2002
2,180
$424
$112
$311
1,370
$55
$0.19
$0.05
$0.14
$0.04
$0.10
$0.03
2001
1,922
$700
$80
$620
1,352
$63
$0.36
$0.04
$0.32
$0.05
$0.21
$0.01
2000
1,621
$694
$62
$632
1,002
$48
$0.43
$0.04
$0.39
$0.05
$0.26
$0.01
Colombia
2010
1,884
$95
$81
$14
70
$2
$0.07
$0.05
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.05
2009
2,607
$181
$138
$43
84
$1
$0.07
$0.05
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.05
2008
2,745
$198
$154
$44
107
$3
$0.07
$0.06
$0.02
$0.03
$0.02
$0.05
2007
2,250
$166
$126
$40
113
$6
$0.07
$0.06
$0.02
$0.05
$0.02
$0.05
2006
1,929
$135
$101
$34
171
$13
$0.07
$0.05
$0.02
$0.07
$0.02
$0.05
2005
1,492
$118
$87
$30
175
$16
$0.08
$0.06
$0.02
$0.09
$0.03
$0.05
2004
1,440
$136
$87
$49
190
$23
$0.09
$0.06
$0.03
$0.12
$0.04
$0.04
2003
861
$98
$57
$41
122
$11
$0.11
$0.07
$0.05
$0.09
$0.05
$0.05
2002
358
$74
$42
$31
95
$16
$0.21
$0.12
$0.09
$0.17
$0.10
$0.07
2001
436
$114
$68
$46
94
$19
$0.26
$0.16
$0.11
$0.21
$0.12
$0.11
2000
382
$164
$98
$65
89
$23
$0.43
$0.26
$0.17
$0.25
$0.19
$0.20
Guatemala
2010
1,405
$149
$112
$37
254
$6
$0.10
$0.10
$0.01
$0.01
$0.01
$0.09
2009
1,481
$153
$143
$10
201
$2
$0.10
$0.10
$0.01
$0.01
$0.01
$0.09
2008
1,910
$192
$177
$15
429
$4
$0.10
$0.09
$0.01
$0.01
$0.01
$0.09
2007
2,252
$222
$156
$66
322
$4
$0.10
$0.07
$0.03
$0.01
$0.03
$0.07
2006
2,711
$223
$204
$19
341
$7
$0.08
$0.08
$0.01
$0.02
$0.01
$0.07
2005
2,721
$323
$172
$151
197
$5
$0.12
$0.06
$0.06
$0.02
$0.05
$0.06
2004
2,742
$431
$152
$278
133
$6
$0.16
$0.06
$0.10
$0.05
$0.10
$0.05
2003
1,527
$308
$111
$197
73
$4
$0.20
$0.07
$0.13
$0.05
$0.13
$0.07
2002
909
$300
$78
$223
43
$6
$0.33
$0.09
$0.24
$0.14
$0.24
$0.08
2001
369
$138
$68
$71
48
$10
$0.38
$0.18
$0.19
$0.20
$0.19
$0.16
2000
233
$146
$68
$78
27
$8
$0.63
$0.29
$0.33
$0.28
$0.33
$0.26
Dominican Rep.
2010
2,106
$114
$90
$25
275
$9
$0.06
$0.05
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.04
2009
2,162
$136
$101
$35
258
$4
$0.06
$0.05
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.04
2008
1,890
$134
$89
$44
274
$4
$0.07
$0.05
$0.02
$0.01
$0.02
$0.05
2007
1,571
$122
$83
$39
236
$4
$0.08
$0.05
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.05
2006
1,940
$154
$106
$49
238
$5
$0.08
$0.05
$0.03
$0.02
$0.02
$0.05
2005
2,210
$188
$115
$73
257
$4
$0.09
$0.05
$0.03
$0.02
$0.03
$0.05
2004
2,261
$194
$95
$99
122
$3
$0.09
$0.04
$0.04
$0.02
$0.04
$0.04
2003
1,469
$181
$77
$104
240
$6
$0.12
$0.05
$0.07
$0.02
$0.06
$0.05
2002
1,006
$150
$41
$108
273
$6
$0.15
$0.04
$0.11
$0.02
$0.09
$0.03
2001
716
$144
$43
$101
192
$24
$0.20
$0.06
$0.14
$0.13
$0.14
$0.03
2000
666
$168
$92
$76
219
$46
$0.25
$0.14
$0.11
$0.21
$0.14
$0.07
Germany
2010
1,123
$63
$45
$17
860
$14
$0.07
$0.04
$0.04
$0.01
$0.03
$0.03
2009
1,417
$102
$52
$50
863
$11
$0.07
$0.04
$0.04
$0.01
$0.03
$0.03
2008
1,469
$99
$41
$58
940
$15
$0.07
$0.03
$0.04
$0.02
$0.03
$0.02
2007
1,434
$107
$60
$47
1,012
$16
$0.07
$0.04
$0.03
$0.02
$0.03
$0.03
2006
1,591
$133
$70
$63
1,023
$20
$0.08
$0.04
$0.04
$0.02
$0.03
$0.03
2005
1,631
$206
$79
$127
1,067
$26
$0.13
$0.05
$0.08
$0.02
$0.06
$0.03
2004
2,007
$309
$190
$120
896
$23
$0.15
$0.09
$0.06
$0.03
$0.05
$0.08
2003
1,560
$469
$129
$340
882
$17
$0.30
$0.08
$0.22
$0.02
$0.15
$0.07
2002
1,057
$301
$81
$221
863
$17
$0.29
$0.08
$0.21
$0.02
$0.12
$0.06
2001
887
$340
$53
$287
477
$16
$0.38
$0.06
$0.32
$0.03
$0.22
$0.04
2000
1,251
$410
$117
$293
385
$50
$0.33
$0.09
$0.23
$0.13
$0.21
$0.05
El Salvador
2010
411
$57
$53
$5
589
$15
$0.07
$0.04
$0.04
$0.01
$0.03
$0.03
2009
1,417
$102
$52
$50
863
$11
$0.07
$0.04
$0.04
$0.01
$0.03
$0.03
2008
960
$99
$85
$14
684
$8
$0.10
$0.09
$0.01
$0.01
$0.01
$0.08
2007
1,258
$102
$81
$21
494
$6
$0.08
$0.06
$0.02
$0.01
$0.02
$0.06
2006
1,447
$124
$101
$23
367
$10
$0.09
$0.07
$0.02
$0.03
$0.02
$0.06
2005
1,511
$141
$98
$43
206
$7
$0.09
$0.06
$0.03
$0.03
$0.03
$0.06
2004
1,544
$165
$101
$65
115
$7
$0.11
$0.07
$0.04
$0.07
$0.04
$0.06
2003
1,048
$133
$93
$40
96
$11
$0.13
$0.09
$0.04
$0.12
$0.04
$0.08
2002
669
$187
$69
$118
70
$12
$0.28
$0.10
$0.18
$0.18
$0.18
$0.08
2001
332
$105
$64
$41
62
$12
$0.32
$0.19
$0.12
$0.20
$0.14
$0.16
2000
298
$180
$71
$109
72
$18
$0.60
$0.24
$0.37
$0.24
$0.34
$0.18
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports. The data represent traffic between all U.S. points and all
international points and include a small amount of traffic between domestic U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted. Starting in 2003, data includ
information for carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting confidential treatment, please see the above publicationInternational Telecommunications Data. The
Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication are available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic. Some previously published data have been revised. Appendix A list
additional sources of international traffic data
28

Table 16

Shares of U.S.-Billed Minutes to the Top Five International Routes 1

Years 2000 - 2010

International Message Telephone Service

(Minutes Shown in Millions)

Total

Mexico

Canada

India

Dominican Republic

Philippines

Total Top 5 Routes

U.S.-Billed

Minutes

Minutes

% share

Minutes

% share

Minutes

% share

Minutes

% share

Minutes

% share

Minutes

% Share
2010
62,385
8,148
13.1%
8,046
12.9%
15,925
25.5%
2,106
3.4%
2,073
3.3%
36,297
58.2%
2009
72,937
10,294
14.1%
8,247
11.3%
13,622
18.7%
2,162
3.0%
2,604
3.6%
36,929
50.6%
2008
74,934
11,756
15.7%
9,481
12.7%
8,444
11.3%
1,890
2.5%
2,972
4.0%
34,544
46.1%
2007
69,975
12,439
17.8%
8,481
12.1%
7,548
10.8%
1,571
2.2%
2,425
3.5%
32,465
46.4%
2006
72,440
14,695
20.3%
9,676
13.4%
6,593
9.1%
1,940
2.7%
2,813
3.9%
35,717
49.3%
2005
70,064
13,593
19.4%
8,931
12.7%
5,354
7.6%
2,210
3.2%
2,258
3.2%
32,347
46.2%
2004
63,653
9,637
15.1%
5,430
8.5%
3,411
5.4%
2,261
3.6%
2,742
4.3%
23,481
36.9%
2003
45,904
4,919
10.7%
5,526
12.0%
1,379
3.0%
1,469
3.2%
1,563
3.4%
14,856
32.4%
2002
35,988
4,974
13.8%
4,850
13.5%
1,512
4.2%
1,006
2.8%
2,275
6.3%
14,617
40.6%
2001
33,287
5,124
15.4%
4,915
14.8%
1,333
4.0%
716
2.2%
1,665
5.0%
13,753
41.3%
2000
30,135
5,509
18.3%
4,623
15.3%
1,244
4.1%
666
2.2%
1,042
3.5%
13,084
43.4%
Annual Growth
Rates
2005 to 2010 2
-2.3%
-9.7%
-7.6%
-2.1%
0.2%
24.4%
27.3%
-1.0%
1.4%
-1.7%
0.6%
2.3%
4.7%
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports. The data represent traffic between all U.S. points and all
international points and include a small amount of traffic between domestic U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted. Starting in 2003, data includ
information for carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting confidential treatment, please see the above publicationInternational Telecommunications Data. The
Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication are available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic. Some previously published data have been revised. Appendix A list
additional sources of international traffic data
2 The annual rates of growth are compound annual growth rates for the years indicated.
29

Table 17

U.S.-Billed Minutes of International Telephone Service

By Region of the World

(In Millions)

Annual

Growth

Rates

2005 to
1
International Region
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Africa
731.2
1,041.5
1,206.6
2,324.1
2,651.6
2,817.0
3,245.9
3,136.6
3,451.9
3,443.8
2,382.1
-3.3 %
Antarctica and Maritime
1.3
2.2
2.5
3.6
2.7
3.4
2.4
3.2
1.6
2.8
4.4
5.1
Asia
5,870.0
6,872.4
7,510.4
8,087.6 12,022.1 12,947.1 14,496.3 15,985.0 18,502.3 22,050.6 22,114.8
11.3
Caribbean
1,798.8
1,882.7
2,363.1
3,175.2
4,610.7
4,290.4
3,884.0
4,006.4
4,452.6
4,388.1
3,779.1
-2.5
Eastern Europe
995.1
1,331.2
1,388.5
2,238.7
3,267.6
2,301.7
2,295.0
2,303.8
2,489.0
2,211.5
1,670.7
-6.2
Middle East
817.1
933.9
951.8
1,714.8
2,269.8
2,031.6
1,922.7
2,022.7
2,076.3
2,133.6
1,425.3
-6.8
North and Central America
11,196.8
11,339.7 12,128.6 13,886.0 20,586.8 28,348.1 29,832.7 25,621.7 25,372.6 21,946.3 18,915.5
-7.8
Oceania
669.3
737.0
848.2
996.7
1,365.0
1,133.8
1,090.7
1,125.4
1,198.7
1,091.8
770.3
-7.4
South America
2,163.0
2,622.7
2,353.5
4,325.1
6,051.6
6,263.9
6,872.5
6,817.9
8,045.2
7,042.0
5,068.7
-4.1
Western Europe
5,858.4
6,488.2
7,204.8
9,136.4 10,808.6
9,883.0
8,752.4
8,911.5
9,316.4
8,549.4
6,219.5
-8.8
2
Total for All Countries
30,134.8
33,286.8 35,988.3 45,904.4 63,653.2 70,064.1 72,440.3 69,974.7 74,933.8 72,937.3 62,385.0
-2.3 %
North and Central America
37.2%
34.1%
33.7%
30.2%
32.3%
40.5%
41.2%
36.6%
33.9%
30.1%
30.3%
as Percent of Total
Western Europe
19.4%
19.5%
20.0%
19.9%
17.0%
14.1%
12.1%
12.7%
12.4%
11.7%
10.0%
as Percent of Total
Other Regions of the World
43.4%
46.4%
46.3%
49.8%
50.7%
45.4%
46.7%
50.6%
53.7%
58.2%
59.7%
as Percent of Total
1 The annual rates of growth are compound annual growth rates for the years indicated.
2 Total for all countries includes traffic billed in offshore U.S. points. The region totals do not.

Table 18

Foreign-Billed Minutes of International Telephone Service

By Region of the World

(In Millions)

Annual

Growth

Rates

2005 to
1
International Region
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Africa
134.6
149.2
113.9
250.9
288.2
237.3
242.7
267.4
500.3
341.5
300.0
4.8 %
Antarctica and Maritime
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.011
1.6
0.8
0.005
0.013
0.004
0.015
0.011
-57.3
Asia
1,210.6
1,244.8
1,341.5
2,096.3
2,687.9
2,909.4
3,883.7
3,528.3
4,194.7
3,862.2
3,504.4
3.8
Caribbean
481.8
461.2
569.8
579.5
532.9
653.7
701.3
814.4
957.1
909.2
1,282.8
14.4
Eastern Europe
124.0
158.7
110.1
194.0
282.6
237.2
229.5
226.5
220.8
200.9
166.8
-6.8
Middle East
373.0
377.2
404.4
443.8
496.2
446.6
694.5
594.7
679.2
727.2
599.2
6.1
North and Central America
6,979.1
7,078.6
6,192.9
7,375.8
9,443.9 10,606.7 11,169.5 11,949.3 13,340.2 13,279.2 13,884.9
5.5
Oceania
387.8
346.9
372.7
447.9
466.8
464.7
471.9
565.5
592.2
703.6
690.6
8.2
South America
550.7
570.2
653.0
999.6
1,003.0
957.1
992.7
913.9
935.8
788.6
618.7
-8.4
Western Europe
2,635.0
3,078.4
3,903.3
4,451.5
4,364.7
5,339.5
5,008.1
5,068.1
4,978.7
4,540.8
4,291.7
-4.3
2
Total for All Countries
12,888.2
13,478.0 13,676.8 16,855.8 19,578.0 21,865.0 23,410.3 23,942.5 26,400.1 25,394.4 25,356.6
3.0 %
North and Central America
54.2%
52.5%
45.3%
43.8%
48.2%
48.5%
47.7%
49.9%
50.5%
52.3%
54.8%
as Percent of Total
Western Europe
20.4%
22.8%
28.5%
26.4%
22.3%
24.4%
21.4%
21.2%
18.9%
17.9%
16.9%
as Percent of Total
Other Regions of the World
25.4%
24.6%
26.2%
29.8%
29.5%
27.1%
30.9%
28.9%
30.6%
29.8%
28.3%
as Percent of Total
1 The annual rates of growth are compound annual growth rates for the years indicated.
2 Total for all countries includes traffic billed in offshore U.S. points. The region totals do not.
30

Table 19

U.S.-Billed Revenues for International Telephone Service

By Region of the World

(In Millions)

International Region

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Africa
$417.9
$413.1
$352.1
476.9
$457.0
$413.8
$512.5
$477.4
$530.0
$561.4
$395.1
Antarctica and Maritime
5.1
8.3
4.7
5.3
3.7
3.8
3.5
5.5
3.9
6.3
3.4
Asia
3,203.1
2,643.0
2,347.0
1,687.1
1,831.2
1,599.7
1,560.5
1,408.2
1,409.3
1,317.9
1,003.3
Caribbean
796.6
604.2
600.2
642.2
681.0
560.6
610.8
636.2
682.9
546.2
418.5
Eastern Europe
503.9
424.3
299.6
368.2
382.7
234.4
232.9
216.2
246.5
211.0
146.7
Middle East
519.5
437.4
316.8
416.5
361.5
289.1
293.4
269.2
265.3
273.6
160.6
North and Central America
4,749.9
2,868.6
3,022.6
2,156.9
2,519.7
2,389.1
2,420.2
2,041.1
1,786.3
1,501.8
1,062.6
Oceania
369.6
307.1
252.7
244.6
178.8
131.8
121.0
107.5
109.0
102.4
68.1
South America
1,033.4
797.4
588.1
685.0
657.3
580.3
590.0
580.8
624.3
571.5
358.1
Western Europe
2,562.4
2,332.2
1,655.5
2,031.4
1,577.1
1,189.2
946.3
776.3
796.6
712.7
418.3
1
Total for All Countries
$14,172.2 $10,844.4 $9,446.4 $8,717.8 $8,653.4 $7,400.1 $7,298.9 $6,524.5 $6,458.7 $5,816.6 $4,039.2
North and Central America
33.5%
26.5%
32.0%
24.7%
29.1%
32.3%
33.2%
31.3%
27.7%
25.8%
26.3%
as Percent of Total
Western Europe
18.1%
21.5%
17.5%
23.3%
18.2%
16.1%
13.0%
11.9%
12.3%
12.3%
10.4%
as Percent of Total
Other Regions of the World
48.4%
52.0%
50.5%
52.0%
52.7%
51.6%
53.9%
56.8%
60.0%
61.9%
63.3%
as Percent of Total
1 Total for all countries includes traffic billed in offshore U.S. points. The region totals do not.

Table 20

Average U.S.-Billed Revenue Per-Minute for International Telephone Service

By Region of the World

Percent
Change
2005 to

International Region

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Africa
$0.57
$0.40
$0.29
$0.21
$0.17
$0.15
$0.16
$0.15
$0.15
$0.16
$0.17
12.9 %
Antarctica and Maritime
3.83
3.73
1.92
1.49
1.37
1.12
1.49
1.68
2.40
2.27
0.76
-31.7
Asia
0.55
0.38
0.31
0.21
0.15
0.12
0.11
0.09
0.08
0.06
0.05
-63.3
Caribbean
0.44
0.32
0.25
0.20
0.15
0.13
0.16
0.16
0.15
0.12
0.11
-15.2
Eastern Europe
0.51
0.32
0.22
0.16
0.12
0.10
0.10
0.09
0.10
0.10
0.09
-13.8
Middle East
0.64
0.47
0.33
0.24
0.16
0.14
0.15
0.13
0.13
0.13
0.11
-20.8
North and Central America
0.42
0.25
0.25
0.16
0.12
0.08
0.08
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.06
-33.3
Oceania
0.55
0.42
0.30
0.25
0.13
0.12
0.11
0.10
0.09
0.09
0.09
-24.0
South America
0.48
0.30
0.25
0.16
0.11
0.09
0.09
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.07
-23.7
Western Europe
0.44
0.36
0.23
0.22
0.15
0.12
0.11
0.09
0.09
0.08
0.07
-44.1
1
Total for All Countries
$0.47
$0.33
$0.26
$0.19
$0.14
$0.11
$0.10
$0.09
$0.09
$0.08
$0.06
-38.7 %
1 Total for all countries includes traffic billed in offshore U.S. points. The region totals do not.
31

Table 21

Net Settlement Payouts for International Telephone Service

By Region of the World

(In Millions)

Percent
Change
2005 to

International Region

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2010
Africa
$182.2
$190.3
$198.5
$300.0
$295.6
$282.9
$399.3
$397.1
$404.4
$461.0
$325.1
14.9 %
Antarctica and Maritime
11.0
7.3
5.8
4.0
2.9
3.2
2.3
3.3
1.9
4.5
2.9
-10.2
Asia
1353.6
1262.5
1008.2
742.9
945.6
863.2
734.4
663.6
819.9
631.2
629.6
-27.1
Caribbean
332.1
208.6
229.3
273.4
359.2
341.5
389.7
482.8
579.4
515.3
326.0
-4.6
Eastern Europe
150.6
143.1
151.3
181.0
212.7
116.5
131.6
138.8
163.6
142.5
111.4
-4.4
Middle East
178.7
139.0
136.3
158.5
207.6
174.5
179.8
172.8
166.0
178.2
109.7
-37.2
North and Central America
985.9
707.7
652.2
664.7
862.0
893.1
950.3
962.9
883.1
685.0
501.6
-43.8
Oceania
109.9
71.6
54.3
56.3
57.1
49.3
45.8
43.7
43.4
33.1
16.5
-66.5
South America
360.2
317.6
198.1
240.4
250.2
252.7
272.6
316.5
359.9
281.7
186.1
-26.3
Western Europe
260.6
295.5
345.4
375.3
413.0
156.3
177.4
164.1
-95.2
-391.4
-123.1
-178.7
1
Total for All Countries
$3,927.2
$3,345.6 $2,981.1 $2,996.0 $3,606.7 $3,137.6 $3,287.6 $3,348.9 $3,329.1 $2,545.1 $2,087.6
-33.5 %
North and Central America
25.1%
21.2%
21.9%
22.2%
23.9%
28.5%
28.9%
28.8%
26.5%
26.9%
24.0%
as Percent of Total
Western Europe
6.6%
8.8%
11.6%
12.5%
11.5%
5.0%
5.4%
4.9%
-2.9%
-15.4%
-5.9%
as Percent of Total
Other Regions of the World
68.3%
70.0%
66.5%
65.3%
64.7%
66.6%
65.7%
66.3%
76.3%
88.5%
81.9%
as Percent of Total
1 Total for all countries includes traffic billed in offshore U.S. points. The region totals do not.

Table 22

U.S.-Billed Revenues for International Private Line Service

By Region of the World

(In Millions)

International Region

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Africa
$41.3
$40.3
$35.3
$9.6
$5.0
$4.6
$9.3
$8.5
$8.2
$8.5
$8.6
Antarctica and Maritime
12.6
17.9
19.8
8.6
6.9
5.3
7.4
7.1
9.1
8.6
5.2
Asia
557.5
573.5
336.0
252.3
181.9
179.6
244.9
188.2
184.7
165.3
129.4
Caribbean
48.4
48.3
40.5
37.5
39.4
31.0
36.8
37.2
134.4
54.1
44.4
Eastern Europe
21.8
16.8
12.1
7.9
5.3
4.1
3.0
2.9
2.9
6.0
1.7
Middle East
32.4
36.7
28.6
28.8
23.6
21.6
12.2
9.3
11.8
6.6
4.8
North and Central America
238.4
220.9
144.0
119.9
112.9
102.4
177.6
220.8
241.0
233.7
162.1
Oceania
123.9
102.8
66.8
55.5
33.4
22.9
31.8
25.4
28.8
22.4
18.0
South America
177.6
164.4
137.2
57.6
50.6
42.9
70.1
48.8
44.0
43.7
31.8
Western Europe
247.7
245.3
167.0
164.2
114.2
212.8
100.6
96.4
121.8
134.4
108.5
1
Total for All Countries
$1,501.9
$1,467.0
$988.1
$743.0
$573.9
$627.7
$694.3
$645.5
$787.2
$683.2
$514.6
1 Total for all countries includes traffic billed in offshore U.S. points. The region totals do not.
32

Table 23

Private Line Revenue Per 64 kbps Equivalent Circuit 1 2 3

For Canada & Mexico, Europe, Asia and Other Points

Canada & Mexico

Western Europe

Asia

Other World Points

Total All Points

Equivalent

Equivalent

Equivalent

Equivalent

Equivalent

64 Kbps

Revenue

64 Kbps

Revenue

64 Kbps

Revenue

64 Kbps

Revenue

64 Kbps

Revenue

Circuits

Per Circuit

Circuits

Per Circuit

Circuits

Per Circuit

Circuits

Per Circuit

Circuits

Per Circuit

2000
305,940
$915
138,054
$2,582
167,728
$3,970
75,519
$7,703
687,241
$2,897
2001
315,808
$569
307,016
$985
468,956
$1,778
92,042
$5,438
1,183,822
$1,515
2002
251,117
$440
653,948
$347
923,794
$482
84,587
$4,081
1,913,446
$638
2003
235,703
$414
1,089,505
$188
939,419
$271
153,857
$1,893
2,418,484
$343
2004
347,438
$313
1,172,882
$101
861,733
$202
157,197
$1,199
2,539,250
$232
2005
893,946
$130
977,410
$198
1,306,130
$166
408,710
$546
3,586,196
$205
2006
1,212,717
$140
1,351,364
$86
2,208,475
$139
630,993
$388
5,403,549
$154
2007
630,099
$216
1,681,005
$64
2,180,974
$86
1,016,829
$197
5,508,907
$118
2008
730,781
$318
3,641,620
$46
5,485,335
$48
990,918
$263
10,848,654
$96
2009
988,588
$239
7,181,930
$25
4,432,622
$33
1,088,235
$171
13,691,375
$56
2010
1,720,133
$99
12,099,595
$11
11,033,245
$17
1,498,114
$111
26,351,087
$26
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports.
The data represent traffic between all U.S. points and all international points, and include a small amount of traffic between domestic
U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted. Starting in 2003, data include information for
carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting confidential treatment, please see the above publication,
International Telecommunications Data. The Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication are available at
http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic. Some previously published data have been revised. Appendix A lists additional sources of
international traffic data.
2 Common carriers report the number of active private line circuits expressed as 64 kbps (voice) equivalent circuits that they provided to
customers on Dec. 31. Revenues are reported for the entire calendar year. The table shows an average revenue per circuit. It is calculated
as the total billed revenue for the year, divided by the average number of circuits for the year {(year-end + prior year-end)/2}.
3 Data above do not include information for non-common carrier international circuits or revenues.
33

Table 24

Selected Basic and Discount Calling Plan International Rates for 7-Minute Calls 1 2

As of March 2012

AT&T IDT

Sprint

Verizon/MCI

Lowest

Rate

Shown

Basic

Worldwide

Basic

WorldSaver

Basic

International

Basic

International

International Point International 3

Value 4

International 5 Everywhere 6 International7

Savings8

International 9

Choice 10

Australia
$30.80
$0.63
$1.90
$0.48
$22.54
$0.84
$27.72
$0.70
$0.48
Brazil
$42.14
$1.05
$3.79
$0.98
$27.30
$1.33
$33.95
$1.19
$0.98
Canada
$10.64
$0.35
$0.35
$0.35
$8.33
$0.42
$7.28
$0.35
$0.35
China
$58.17
$0.77
$4.55
$0.63
$38.92
$1.12
$46.55
$1.05
$0.63
Colombia
$42.70
$1.19
$3.50
$0.84
$27.86
$1.33
$34.65
$1.19
$0.84
Dominican Republic
$35.14
$1.19
$3.13
$1.12
$23.59
$1.33
$30.52
$1.33
$1.12
Egypt
$47.11
$2.45
$4.69
$2.24
$32.41
$3.71
$41.37
$2.66
$2.24
El Salvador
$41.86
$1.61
$4.45
$1.26
$26.04
$2.03
$33.25
$1.61
$1.26
France
$29.12
$0.63
$1.33
$0.41
$19.88
$0.84
$24.01
$0.70
$0.41
Germany
$27.44
$0.63
$1.18
$0.41
$18.55
$0.84
$22.40
$0.70
$0.41
Greece
$43.05
$0.63
$2.94
$0.77
$28.98
$0.84
$35.35
$0.70
$0.63
Guatemala
$42.00
$1.68
$3.63
$1.68
$26.32
$1.96
$33.60
$1.61
$1.61
Haiti
$38.85
$3.43
$3.96
$2.98
$26.18
$4.62
$33.81
$3.36
$2.98
Hong Kong
$36.61
$0.77
$2.56
$0.41
$27.30
$0.70
$33.18
$0.70
$0.41
India
$60.20
$1.96
$4.69
$2.17
$39.20
$2.31
$47.32
$1.96
$1.96
Israel
$43.68
$0.63
$1.75
$0.41
$29.26
$1.26
$35.70
$0.70
$0.41
Italy
$33.95
$0.63
$1.97
$0.41
$22.47
$0.84
$27.65
$0.70
$0.41
Jamaica
$38.36
$2.52
$4.37
$1.40
$23.66
$4.27
$30.45
$2.66
$1.40
Japan
$33.18
$0.63
$1.89
$0.49
$21.70
$0.70
$26.81
$0.70
$0.49
Korea, Republic of
$40.88
$0.63
$2.77
$0.53
$27.02
$0.70
$33.25
$0.63
$0.53
Mexico
$22.68
$0.70
$2.59
$0.98
$14.94
$1.33
$20.44
$1.19
$0.70
Morocco
$53.76
$3.99
$7.28
$3.12
$37.17
$5.39
$46.76
$3.92
$3.12
Netherlands
$26.39
$0.63
$1.65
$0.48
$19.60
$0.84
$23.87
$0.70
$0.48
Nigeria
$42.07
$3.64
$4.86
$4.20
$29.05
$5.39
$37.03
$3.92
$3.64
Pakistan
$66.85
$1.96
$7.28
$2.17
$61.53
$2.31
$58.94
$2.31
$1.96
Peru
$40.81
$1.54
$4.61
$0.98
$29.75
$1.75
$36.61
$1.75
$0.98
Philippines
$48.16
$1.19
$4.28
$1.32
$32.41
$1.26
$39.48
$1.26
$1.19
Poland
$37.73
$1.12
$3.70
$0.98
$23.52
$2.31
$30.03
$1.40
$0.98
Russia
$53.76
$1.12
$2.63
$1.13
$36.47
$2.10
$46.76
$1.40
$1.12
Saudi Arabia
$45.15
$3.15
$5.36
$2.92
$31.36
$4.62
$39.69
$3.36
$2.92
Sierra Leone
$57.54
$4.13
$5.19
$4.28
$43.89
$5.95
$48.79
$4.27
$4.13
Singapore
$33.04
$0.98
$2.23
$0.41
$24.71
$0.98
$29.89
$0.91
$0.41
South Africa
$37.03
$2.52
$4.37
$1.40
$26.18
$3.57
$32.90
$2.52
$1.40
Spain
$36.12
$0.63
$3.87
$0.41
$24.22
$0.84
$29.54
$0.70
$0.41
Switzerland
$27.51
$0.63
$3.70
$0.41
$21.00
$0.84
$24.99
$0.70
$0.41
Taiwan
$42.49
$0.56
$4.94
$0.48
$29.75
$0.70
$35.42
$0.63
$0.48
Thailand
$39.62
$1.61
$5.27
$1.75
$30.03
$1.75
$36.12
$1.68
$1.61
Turkey
$38.01
$2.73
$5.27
$1.68
$27.30
$4.13
$33.88
$2.94
$1.68
United Kingdom
$24.92
$0.56
$1.04
$0.41
$16.17
$0.56
$20.23
$0.56
$0.41
Vietnam
$59.99
$3.43
$11.41
$3.64
$42.56
$6.09
$51.45
$3.85
$3.43
Weighted Average
Price per Minute
11
for Rates Shown
$4.93
$0.18
$0.46
$0.18
$3.70
$0.23
$4.49
$0.19
$0.17
n.a. - not available.
1
For many countries, significantly higher rates apply to calls that terminate with a mobile phone. Some prepaid cards offer lower rates. The international rates are for calls
from landline phones in the U.S. to international landline phones.
2
Rates on the websites are subject to change anytime. Consumers should do their own search on the websites mentioned below for current rates.
3 AT&T's International Direct Dialed Basic Service rates are from http://serviceguide.att.com/ACS/ext/od.cfm?OID=863&menu=102. To enroll in this service, customers
must have, or choose AT&T as their Primary Long Distance Carrier. The rates are for calls made from the subscriber's home phone in the US Mainland, Hawaii
Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands and will be billed to the subscriber's main residential account. These rates were effective September 1, 2011
4
AT&T's Worldwide Value Calling Plan rates are from https://www.shop.att.com/internationalplancomparison.jsp. There is a $5.00 monthly recurring charge. To
enroll in this service, customers must have, or choose AT&T as their Primary Long Distance carrier and subscribed to an AT&T domestic calling plan. The rates are
for calls made from the subscriber's home phone in the US Mainland or Hawaii and will be billed to the subscriber's main residential account
5
IDT's Basic International rates are from http://www.idt.net/personal/intl/minutes.
6
IDT's WorldSaver Everywhere rates are from http://www.idt.net/personal/intl/minutes. There is a $3.95 monthly recurring charge. To enroll in this service, customers
must have IDT as their Primary Long Distance carrier and subscribe to an IDT domestic calling plan. This plan comes with an IDT calling card, so, calls can be placed
from anywhere, including cell phones.
7
Sprint's Dial-1 basic international rates are from http://www.sprint.com/ratesandconditions/residential/offered_basicserv.html.
8
Sprint's Dial-1 international savings rates are from http://www.sprint.com/ratesandconditions/residential/documents/intlsavings.pdf. There is a $8.95 monthly recurring
charge for international and state-to-state calling.
9 Verizon's Basic International rates are from http://www22.verizon.com/Residential/Phone/International/BasicInternationalRates/. Rates are for customers who did not
pick an international plan when a domestic long distance plan was chosen.
10 Verizon's International Choice rates are from http://www22.verizon.com/Residential/HomePhone/International/#. There is a $4.99 monthly recurring charge.
11 Weighted Average Price per Minute for Rates Shown is weighted by Section 43.61 2010 minutes ((each country's total billed minutes / total billed minutes for countries
shown) X (each country's rate) / 7 minutes).
34

Table 25

Selected Prepaid Calling Card Rates for 7-Minute Calls 1 2 3

As of March 2012

AT&T

IDT

Verizon/MCI

Sti Prepaid, LLC

Lowest

Walmart

Worldwide

Uniontelecard

MCI

Rite-Aid

International

EDGE

of Cards

PrePaid

Virtual

Super

MinutePass

Prepaid Long

Prepaid

Phone

Shown

International Point

Phone 4

PrePaid 5

PennyTalk 6

Clean 7

Plus 8

Distance/Int'l. 9

Phone 10

Card 11

Australia
$1.86
$0.70
$0.63
$0.27
$1.40
$0.38
$0.15
$0.15
$0.15
Brazil
$3.26
$0.49
$1.12
$0.48
$2.52
$0.63
$0.19
$0.19
$0.19
Canada
$1.86
$0.56
$0.56
$0.25
$0.77
$0.28
$0.51
$0.52
$0.25
China
$2.79
$0.35
$0.63
$0.28
$2.10
$0.48
$0.51
$0.52
$0.28
Colombia
$3.72
$0.63
$0.63
$0.64
$2.45
$0.63
$0.35
$0.35
$0.35
Dominican Republic
$3.72
$0.77
$0.84
$0.58
$1.89
$0.70
$0.29
$0.27
$0.27
Egypt
$6.98
$1.19
$1.54
$1.52
$5.46
$3.22
$0.88
$0.88
$0.88
El Salvador
$5.59
$1.33
$1.82
$1.34
$2.73
$1.75
$1.46
$1.03
$1.03
France
$1.86
$0.35
$0.63
$0.27
$1.05
$0.36
$0.51
$0.52
$0.27
Germany
$1.86
$0.56
$0.63
$0.27
$0.98
$0.38
$0.51
$0.52
$0.27
Greece
$2.79
$0.35
$0.63
$0.30
$1.82
$0.55
$0.19
$0.17
$0.17
Guatemala
$5.59
$1.12
$1.33
$1.03
$3.78
$1.19
$0.70
$0.50
$0.50
Haiti
$9.31
$1.75
$1.82
$1.59
$5.81
$2.10
$1.46
$1.30
$1.30
Hong Kong
$2.33
$0.35
$0.60
$0.27
$1.19
$0.49
$0.26
$0.31
$0.26
India
$6.52
$0.77
$0.84
$1.30
n.a.
$0.35
$0.19
$0.19
n.a.
Israel
$3.26
$0.42
$0.57
$0.27
$1.75
$1.05
$0.18
$0.18
$0.18
Italy
$1.86
$0.56
$0.63
$0.27
$1.26
$0.36
$0.23
$0.19
$0.19
Jamaica
$5.12
$1.19
$1.12
$0.76
$4.55
$1.05
$0.70
$0.58
$0.58
Japan
$1.86
$0.56
$0.77
$0.32
$1.47
$0.46
$0.49
$0.33
$0.32
Korea, Republic of
$4.19
$0.84
$0.63
$0.32
$1.61
$0.56
$0.22
$0.22
$0.22
Mexico
$3.26
$0.42
$0.63
$0.31
$2.24
$0.69
$0.18
$0.13
$0.13
Morocco
$13.97
$1.89
$0.63
$1.75
$7.70
$3.78
$0.88
$0.88
$0.63
Netherlands
$2.79
$1.12
$0.63
$0.27
$0.98
$0.55
$0.15
$0.39
$0.15
Nigeria
$5.59
$1.26
$1.12
$1.40
$7.84
$1.75
$0.88
$0.92
$0.88
Pakistan
$7.91
$1.47
$1.26
$2.45
$7.70
$4.20
$1.21
$0.71
$0.71
Peru
$4.19
$0.42
$0.63
$0.49
$3.50
$0.73
$0.27
$0.19
$0.19
Philippines
$6.52
$2.03
$1.40
$1.40
$2.80
$1.54
$0.88
$0.97
$0.88
Poland
$3.26
$0.42
$0.63
$0.34
$1.96
$0.46
$0.15
$0.15
$0.15
Russia
$3.26
$0.56
$1.12
$0.27
$2.80
$0.70
$0.15
$0.15
$0.15
Saudi Arabia
$6.52
$1.12
$1.75
$1.52
$5.60
$2.80
$0.35
$0.23
$0.23
Sierra Leone
$13.97
$3.36
n.a.
n.a.
$8.40
$4.55
$2.50
$2.50
n.a.
Singapore
$3.26
$0.35
$0.63
$0.23
$1.26
$0.35
$0.30
$0.35
$0.23
South Africa
$4.66
$0.70
$0.83
$0.58
$4.20
$1.75
$0.29
$0.29
$0.29
Spain
$2.33
$0.56
$0.63
$0.23
$1.12
$0.42
$0.22
$0.15
$0.15
Switzerland
$1.86
$0.42
$0.63
$0.23
$1.12
$0.55
$0.39
$0.32
$0.23
Taiwan
$2.33
$0.35
$0.63
$0.27
$1.54
$0.77
$0.35
$0.35
$0.27
Thailand
$4.66
$0.42
$0.63
$0.44
$3.36
$1.05
$0.15
$0.12
$0.12
Turkey
$5.12
$0.77
$0.77
$0.88
$4.13
$2.59
$0.23
$0.19
$0.19
United Kingdom
$1.86
$0.56
$0.56
$0.23
$0.98
$0.32
$0.15
$0.12
$0.12
Vietnam
$10.24
$0.77
$1.68
$1.75
$13.86
$2.24
$0.35
$0.35
$0.35
Weighted Average
Price per Minute
12
for Rates Shown
$0.62
$0.10
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
$0.09
$0.05
$0.05
n.a.
n.a. - not available.
1
For many countries, significantly higher rates apply to calls that terminate with a mobile phone. Some prepaid cards offer lower rates to specific cities. The international
rates are for calls from landline phones in the U.S. to international landline phones. Rates also vary depending on where cards are purchased.
2
All cards add a surcharge for calls placed from a payphone. Some cards also may deduct card value for taxes, connection, maintenance or service fees. Some cards
shown do not work in all U.S. points and the minutes are based on the entire use of the card in one call. Cards used for domestic and international calls may have
good domestic rates but fairly high international rates to certain international destinations. Today, most card minutes do not expire and can be recharged. Cards may
be debited on a per-minute or per-unit basis and in different increments.
3 Rates on the websites are subject to change anytime. Consumers should do their own search for cards which best meet their needs.
4
AT&T's Walmart international rates are based on the number of minutes of the call times a multiple which varies by country. The multiples are from
http://www.consumer.att.com/prepaidcard/fy/pr.html. The Walmart card was offered for sale online and cost $9.98 for 150 minutes.
5
AT&T's Worldwide Virtual Prepaid rates are from http://www.consumer.att.com/prepaidcard/fy/pr.html. The card cost $30 and has to be bought online. These rates
were effective July 8, 2010.
6
IDT's PennyTalk rates are from http://www.idt.net/personal/cards. PennyTalk cards must be bought online with a minimum initial purchase of $25 calling funds. There
is a $0.49 connection fee each time a call connects and a $0.99 monthly service fee.
7
IDT's Union Telecard Alliance rates are from http://www.uniontelecard.com/phonecards/2124/super-clean/. The card must be bought online.
8
Verizon MCI's MinutePass Plus rates are from http://www.minutepass.com/. MinutePass Prepaid cards cannot be recharged after April 17, 2012.
9
Verizon Rite-Aid's Prepaid Long Distance International rates are from calling the 800 number on the back of the card.
10 Sti Prepaid's International Prepaid card rates are from http://www.stiprepaid.com.
11 Sti Prepaid's Edge Phone Card rates are from http://www.stiprepaid.com.
12 Weighted Average Price per Minute for Rates Shown is weighted by Section 43.61 2010 minutes ((each country's total billed minutes / total billed minutes for countries
shown) X (each country's rate) / 7 minutes).
35

Table 26

Selected Wireless Service Rates for 7-Minute Calls 1 2 3 4

As of March 2012

AT&T Wireless

Sprint

T-Mobile

Verizon Wireless

Virgin Mobile, USA 13

Lowest

International

Wireless

Dial International

Occasional Discounted

Value

Beyond

Shown

International Point

Pay-Per-Use 5 World Connect 6

Standard 7

Long Distance 8

Calling 9

Calling 10

Standard 11

Plan 12

Standard 14

Talk 15

Australia
$24.43
$0.63
$24.36
$0.49
$13.93
$0.63
$13.93
$0.49
$1.40
$1.40
$0.49
Brazil
$15.33
$1.05
$15.19
$1.05
$13.93
$1.26
$13.93
$1.05
$0.14
$0.14
$0.14
Canada
$2.73
$1.33
$3.43
$0.63
$3.43
$0.84
$3.43
$0.63
$0.70
$0.70
$0.63
China
$24.43
$1.05
$24.36
$0.91
$13.93
$1.19
$13.93
$0.91
$0.14
$0.14
$0.14
Colombia
$15.33
$1.19
$15.19
$1.19
$13.93
$1.54
$13.93
$1.19
$0.70
$0.70
$0.70
Dominican Republic
$10.43
$1.26
$13.09
$1.26
$13.93
$1.61
$10.43
$1.26
$0.35
$0.35
$0.35
Egypt
$18.83
$2.66
$18.69
$2.38
$18.83
$3.08
$13.93
$2.38
$2.45
$2.45
$2.38
El Salvador
$15.33
$1.68
$15.19
$1.68
$13.93
$2.17
$13.93
$1.68
$0.70
$0.70
$0.70
France
$10.43
$0.63
$12.74
$0.49
$13.93
$0.63
$10.43
$0.49
$1.40
$1.40
$0.49
Germany
$10.43
$0.63
$12.32
$0.49
$13.93
$0.63
$10.43
$0.49
$1.40
$1.40
$0.49
Greece
$16.03
$0.63
$15.89
$0.49
$13.93
$0.63
$13.93
$0.49
$1.75
$1.75
$0.49
Guatemala
$15.33
$1.68
$15.19
$1.68
$13.93
$2.17
$13.93
$1.68
$0.70
$0.70
$0.70
Haiti
$10.43
$4.20
$13.09
$2.38
$13.93
$3.08
$10.43
$2.38
$1.05
$1.05
$1.05
Hong Kong
$24.43
$0.84
$24.36
$0.63
$13.93
$0.84
$13.93
$0.63
$0.14
$0.14
$0.14
India
$24.43
$2.24
$24.36
$2.03
$13.93
$2.66
$13.93
$2.03
$0.35
$0.35
$0.35
Israel
$10.43
$0.63
$13.09
$0.63
$13.93
$0.84
$10.43
$0.63
$0.70
$0.70
$0.63
Italy
$10.43
$0.63
$11.76
$0.49
$13.93
$0.63
$10.43
$0.49
$1.75
$1.75
$0.49
Jamaica
$10.43
$2.52
$12.67
$2.38
$13.93
$3.08
$10.43
$2.38
$0.70
$0.70
$0.70
Japan
$24.43
$0.63
$24.36
$0.49
$13.93
$0.63
$13.93
$0.49
$0.14
$0.14
$0.14
Korea, Republic of
$24.43
$0.63
$24.36
$0.49
$13.93
$0.63
$13.93
$0.49
$0.35
$0.35
$0.35
Mexico
$3.43
$0.63
$3.43
$0.63
$4.83
$0.49
$3.43
$0.63
$0.14
$0.14
$0.14
Morocco
$18.83
$3.99
$18.69
$3.43
$18.83
$4.48
$13.93
$3.43
$3.50
$3.50
$3.43
Netherlands
$10.43
$0.63
$12.46
$0.56
$13.93
$0.63
$10.43
$0.56
$1.75
$1.75
$0.56
Nigeria
$18.83
$3.99
$18.69
$3.43
$18.83
$4.48
$13.93
$3.43
$1.75
$1.75
$1.75
Pakistan
$24.43
$2.73
$24.36
$2.31
$18.83
$3.01
$13.93
$2.31
$0.35
$0.35
$0.35
Peru
$15.33
$1.75
$17.36
$1.75
$18.83
$2.31
$13.93
$1.75
$1.05
$1.05
$1.05
Philippines
$24.43
$1.61
$24.36
$1.33
$13.93
$1.75
$13.93
$1.33
$1.75
$1.75
$1.33
Poland
$16.03
$1.33
$15.89
$1.33
$13.93
$1.75
$13.93
$1.33
$0.14
$0.14
$0.14
Russia
$16.03
$1.40
$18.34
$1.40
$18.83
$1.82
$13.93
$1.40
$0.70
$0.70
$0.70
Saudi Arabia
$18.83
$3.36
$18.69
$2.38
$18.83
$3.08
$13.93
$2.38
$1.75
$1.75
$1.75
Sierra Leone
$18.83
$4.13
$24.01
$3.43
$25.13
$4.48
$13.93
$3.43
$3.50
$3.50
$3.43
Singapore
$24.43
$0.98
$24.36
$0.91
$13.93
$1.19
$13.93
$0.91
$1.75
$1.75
$0.91
South Africa
$18.83
$2.52
$18.69
$2.38
$13.93
$3.08
$13.93
$2.38
$1.40
$1.40
$1.40
Spain
$10.43
$0.63
$12.04
$0.49
$13.93
$0.63
$10.43
$0.49
$1.40
$1.40
$0.49
Switzerland
$10.43
$0.63
$12.25
$0.56
$13.93
$0.70
$10.43
$0.56
$1.75
$1.75
$0.56
Taiwan
$24.43
$0.56
$24.36
$0.42
$13.93
$0.70
$13.93
$0.42
$0.14
$0.14
$0.14
Thailand
$24.43
$1.68
$24.36
$1.68
$13.93
$2.17
$13.93
$1.68
$0.35
$0.35
$0.35
Turkey
$16.03
$2.73
$15.89
$2.38
$13.93
$3.08
$13.93
$2.38
$1.40
$1.40
$1.40
United Kingdom
$10.43
$0.56
$11.48
$0.42
$13.93
$0.56
$10.43
$0.42
$1.40
$1.40
$0.42
Vietnam
$24.43
$3.78
$27.65
$3.78
$27.93
$4.90
$13.93
$3.78
$0.70
$0.70
$0.70
Weighted Average
Price per Minute
16
for Rates Shown
$2.10
$0.22
$2.16
$0.18
$1.61
$0.23
$1.46
$0.18
$0.09
$0.09
$0.07
1
Many countries can be direct dialed from subscriber's mobile phone. Monthly recurring charges and airtime charges may apply. An annual contract may apply.
2
The international rates are for calls made to international landline phones. Rates to international mobile phones may be slightly higher.
3
Rates on the websites are subject to change anytime. Consumers should do their own search on the websites mentioned below for plans which best meet their needs.
4
Standard and basic rates are for those customers making occasional international phone calls.
5
AT&T's wireless International Dial Pay-Per-Use rates are from http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/long-distance/in-the-us.jsp.
6
AT&T's wireless World Connect rates are from http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/long-distance/in-the-us.jsp. There is a $3.99 monthly recurring charge.
7
Sprint's wireless Standard rates are from http://shop2.sprint.com/en/services/worldwide/ratesfromus.shtml.
8
Sprint's wireless International Long Distance Add-On rates are from http://shop2.sprint.com/en/services/worldwide/ratesfromus.shtml. There is a $4.00 monthly recurring charge.
9
T-Mobile's wireless Basic rates are from http://www.t-mobile.com/International/LongDistanceOverview.aspx.
10 T-Mobile's wireless Discounted Calling rates are from http://www.t-mobile.com/International/LongDistanceOverview.aspx. There is a $5.00 monthly recurring charge.
11 Verizon Wireless' wireless Standard rates are from http://b2b.vzw.com/international/inside_us.html.
12 Verizon Wireless' wireless Value Plan rates are from http://b2b.vzw.com/international/inside_us.html. There is a $3.99 monthly recurring charge.
13 Sprint Acquired Virgin Mobile, USA, LP in year 2009.
14 Virgin Mobile's wireless standard rates are from http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/international-phone-plans-rates.
15 Virgin Mobile's wireless BeyondTalk rates are from http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/international-phone-plans-rates. BeyondTalk includes talk, text, e-mail, data messaging
and web. There is a $35.00, $45.00, or $55.00 monthly recurring charge.
16 Weighted Average Price per Minute for Rates Shown is weighted by Section 43.61 2010 minutes ((each country's total billed minutes / total billed minutes for countries shown) X (each
country's rate) / 7 minutes).
36

Table 27

Revenues for Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale

International Message Telephone Service

For Selected Carriers 1

(In Millions)
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
ABS-CBN Telecom North America, Inc.
$9
$5
*
$3
$3
$6
$2
$2
$2
American Samoa Telecomm. Authority
2
2
$2
2
1
1
1
*
*
*
$1

Americatel Corporation

147
33
44
32
8
46
n.a.
n.a.

AT&T Corp.

5,444
5,790
5,477
4,298
3,310
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

BellSouth Corporation

18
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Bharti Airtel Limited
36
41
30
25
34
Cable & Wireless, Inc.
66
70
1
EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A. E.S.P.
62
107
111
60
France Telecom Long Distance USA, LLC
*
9
10
4
6
7
9
7
9
Harris Corporation
*
*
*
1
1
1

IDT Corporation

21
119
129
327
727
907
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
IT&E Overseas, Inc.
15
10
8
7
7
8
8
7
Japan Telecom America, Inc.
2
KDDI America, Inc.
11
10
10
9
10
9
11
6
*
*
*

KPN-INS, Inc. 2

12
30
15
16
23
26
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
33
LC Communications - Int'l. Telecom Inc
4
3
MCI International, Inc.
6,818
2,876
2,116
1,766
1,760
1,461
Pacific Telecom, Inc.
7
5
11
17
10

Primus Telecommunications, Inc.

204
134
129
147
235
90
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

Reach Services (USA) Inc.

1
9
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Reliance Communications, Inc.
1
165
340
297
273
236
255
278
RSL Communications, Ltd.
80
SBC Telecommunications, Inc.
7

Sprint

1,188
1,386
1,185
1,479
1,718
1,550
1,911
1,778
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Startec Global Communications Corp.
91
60
14
11
9
4
3
1
Telecom Argentina USA, Inc.
*
3
6
7
5
7
5
6
3
1
Telecom Colombia USA, Inc.
4
9
7
5
2
4
Telecom Italia Sparkle of North America, Inc
8
39
2
117
133
135
172
136
142
128
Telecom New Zealand Limited
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Telefonica Larga Distancia, Inc.
13
8
6
5
4
3
3
3
2
2
1
Telstra Incorporated
20
TRICOM USA, Inc.
53
65
76
n.a.
n.a.
61
45
35
35
32
31

Verizon Communications, Inc.

55
71
141
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1,266
1,185
1,111
n.a.
n.a.
World Access (Facilicom Int'l.)
33
Total for Carriers Not Shown Above
$7
$55
$63
$578
$515
$2,780
$3,507
$2,933
$4,769
$5,222
$3,449
Total for All Carriers
$14,172
$10,844
$9,446
$8,718
$8,653
$7,400
$7,299
$6,524
$6,459
$5,817
$4,039
* - an amount greater than 0 but less than a half million.
n.a. - not available.
Carriers in bold requested confidential treatment.
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports.
The data represent traffic between all U.S. points and all international points, and include a small amount of traffic between domestic
U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted. Starting in 2003, "Total for All Carriers" includes
information for carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting confidential treatment, please see the above publication,
International Telecommunications Data. The Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication are available at
http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic. Some previously published data have been revised. Appendix A lists additional sources of
international traffic data.
2 KPN-INS, Inc. did not request confidential treatment for its calendar year 2010 section 43.61(a) submission.
3 MCI, Inc. merged into Verizon Communications, Inc. on January 6, 2006.
37

Table 28

Shares of Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale

International Message Telephone Service Revenues

For Selected Carriers 1

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
ABS-CBN Telecom North America, Inc.
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
American Samoa Telecomm. Authority
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Americatel Corporation

1.4%
0.3%
0.5%
0.4%
0.1%
0.6%
n.a.
n.a.

AT&T Corp.

38.4%
53.4%
58.0%
49.3%
38.2%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

BellSouth Corporation

0.1%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Bharti Airtel Limited
0.5%
0.6%
0.5%
0.4%
0.6%
Cable & Wireless, Inc.
0.5%
0.6%
0.0%
EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A. E.S.P.
1.0%
1.7%
1.7%
1.0%
France Telecom Long Distance USA, LLC
0.0%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Harris Corporation
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

IDT Corporation

0.1%
1.1%
1.4%
3.8%
8.4%
12.3%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
IT&E Overseas, Inc.
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Japan Telecom America, Inc.
0.0%
KDDI America, Inc.
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
2

KPN-INS, Inc.

0.1%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
0.4%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
0.6%
LC Communications - Int'l. Telecom Inc
0.0%
3
MCI International, Inc.
48.1%
26.5%
22.4%
20.3%
20.3%
19.7%
Pacific Telecom, Inc.
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%

Primus Telecommunications, Inc.

1.4%
1.2%
1.4%
1.7%
2.7%
1.2%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

Reach Services (USA) Inc.

0.0%
0.1%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Reliance Communications, Inc.
0.0%
1.9%
4.6%
4.1%
4.2%
3.7%
3.7%
4.8%
RSL Communications, Ltd.
0.6%
SBC Telecommunications, Inc.
0.1%

Sprint

8.4%
12.8%
12.5%
17.0%
19.9%
20.9%
26.2%
27.3%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Startec Global Communications Corp.
0.6%
0.5%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
Telecom Argentina USA, Inc.
0.0%
0.0%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
Telecom Colombia USA, Inc.
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
Telecom Italia Sparkle of North America, Inc
0.1%
0.4%
0.0%
1.4%
1.8%
1.8%
2.6%
2.1%
2.1%
2.2%
Telecom New Zealand Limited
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Telefonica Larga Distancia, Inc.
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Telstra Incorporated
0.1%
TRICOM USA, Inc.
0.4%
0.6%
0.8%
0.8%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%

Verizon Communications, Inc.

0.4%
0.7%
1.5%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
17.3%
18.2%
17.2%
n.a.
n.a.
World Access (Facilicom Int'l.)
0.2%
* - an amount greater than 0 but less than a half million.
n.a. - not available.
Carriers in bold requested confidential treatment
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports.
The data represent traffic between all U.S. points and all international points, and include a small amount of traffic between domestic
U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted. Starting in 2003, "Total for All Carriers" includes
information for carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting confidential treatment, please see the above publication,
International Telecommunications Data. The Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication are available at
http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic. Some previously published data have been revised. Appendix A lists additional sources of
international traffic data.
2 KPN-INS, Inc. did not request confidential treatment for its calendar year 2010 section 43.61(a) submission.
3 MCI, Inc. merged into Verizon Communications, Inc. on January 6, 2006.
38

Table 29

Shares of International Message Telephone Service

Including Pure Resale and End-User Revenues

For Selected Carriers 1

(In Millions)
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale Service
Billed Revenues
AT&T Corp.
$5,444
$5,790
$5,477
$4,298
$3,310
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2
Verizon Comm., Inc./MCI Int'l., Inc.
6,818
2,876
2,116
1,766
1,760
1,461
1,248
1,183
1,111
n.a.
n.a.
Sprint Nextel Corporation
1,188
1,386
1,185
1,479
1,718
1,550
1,911
1,778
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
WorldCom
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
All Other
721
793
668
1,175
1,866
4,390
4,140
3,563
5,348
n.a.
n.a.
Total All Carriers
14,172
10,844
9,446
8,718
8,653
7,400
7,299
6,524
6,459
5,817
4,039
Shares of Billed Revenues
AT&T Corp.
38.4%
53.4%
58.0%
49.3%
38.2%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2
Verizon Comm., Inc./MCI Int'l., Inc.
48.1%
26.5%
22.4%
20.3%
20.3%
19.7%
17.1%
18.1%
17.2%
n.a.
n.a.
Sprint Nextel Corporation
8.4%
12.8%
12.5%
17.0%
19.9%
20.9%
26.2%
27.3%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
WorldCom
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
All Other
5.1%
7.3%
7.1%
13.5%
21.6%
59.3%
56.7%
54.6%
82.8%
n.a.
n.a.
Pure Resale Service
Billed Revenues
AT&T Corp.
$2,484
$1,283
$764
$466
$180
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2
Verizon Comm., Inc./MCI Int'l., Inc.
429
225
282
285
117
97
119
126
138
n.a.
n.a.
Sprint Nextel Corporation
187
175
184
169
219
211
268
198
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
WorldCom
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
All Other
4,266
3,731
3,872
4,841
4,710
5,442
5,690
6,635
8,321
n.a.
n.a.
Total All Carriers
7,367
5,414
5,101
5,760
5,226
5,750
6,077
6,959
8,459
7,397
5,815
Shares of Billed Revenues
AT&T Corp.
33.7%
23.7%
15.0%
8.1%
3.5%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2
Verizon Comm., Inc./MCI Int'l., Inc.
5.8%
4.2%
5.5%
4.9%
2.2%
1.7%
2.0%
1.8%
1.6%
n.a.
n.a.
Sprint Nextel Corporation
2.5%
3.2%
3.6%
2.9%
4.2%
3.7%
4.4%
2.9%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
WorldCom
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
All Other
57.9%
68.9%
75.9%
84.0%
90.1%
94.6%
93.6%
95.3%
98.4%
n.a.
n.a.


All International Telephone Service
Billed Revenues
AT&T Corp.
$7,929
$7,073
$6,241
$4,764
$3,490
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2
Verizon Comm., Inc./MCI Int'l., Inc.
7,247
3,101
2,397
2,051
1,876
1,557
1,367
1,309
1,249
n.a.
n.a.
Sprint Nextel Corporation
1,376
1,561
1,369
1,647
1,937
1,761
2,179
1,977
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
WorldCom
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
All Other
4,987
4,523
4,540
6,016
6,575
9,832
9,829
10,198
13,669
n.a.
n.a.
Total All Carriers
21,539
16,258
14,547
14,478
13,879
13,150
13,376
13,483
14,918
13,214
9,855
Shares of Billed Revenues
AT&T Corp.
36.8%
43.5%
42.9%
32.9%
25.1%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
2
Verizon Comm., Inc./MCI Int'l., Inc.
33.6%
19.1%
16.5%
14.2%
13.5%
11.8%
10.2%
9.7%
8.4%
n.a.
n.a.
Sprint Nextel Corporation
6.4%
9.6%
9.4%
11.4%
14.0%
13.4%
16.3%
14.7%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
WorldCom
--
--
--
All Other
23.2%
27.8%
31.2%
41.6%
47.4%
74.8%
73.5%
75.6%
91.6%
n.a.
n.a.
3
End-User International Telephone Service
Largest Carriers Shown Above
$12,415
$9,124
$7,687
$6,286
$5,888
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Other Carriers
2,494
2,262
2,270
3,008
3,288
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Total All Carriers
14,909
11,386
9,956
9,294
9,176
7,975
7,907
7,220
7,305
6,556
4,621
Revenue per Minute
U.S.-Billed Minutes
30,135
33,287
35,988
45,904
63,653
70,064
72,440
69,975
74,934
72,937
62,385
Underlying Carrier Revenue per Minute
$0.47
$0.33
$0.26
$0.19
$0.14
$0.11
$0.10
$0.09
$0.09
$0.08
$0.06
End-User Revenue per Minute
$0.49
$0.34
$0.28
$0.20
$0.14
$0.11
$0.11
$0.10
$0.10
$0.09
$0.07
Notes to Table 29 follow.
39

Notes to Table 29
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports.
The data represent traffic between all U.S. points and all international points, and include a small amount of traffic between domestic
U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted. Starting in 2003, "All Other" and "Total All Carriers",
include information for carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting confidential treatment, please see the above
publication, International Telecommunications Data. The Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication are available at
http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic. Some previously published data have been revised. Appendix A lists additional sources of
international traffic data.
2 MCI, Inc. merged into Verizon Communications, Inc. on January 6, 2006.
3 End-User revenues are estimated as the total revenues for facilities-based and facilities-resale traditional and non-traditional arrangements
plus estimated reseller markups. See also Table 2 in this report.
40

Table 30

Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale

Revenue Per-Minute Data for Top Five and All Other Carriers 1

(Revenues and Minutes in Millions)

International Telephone

U.S.-Billed Revenues

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
and Minutes
Top 5 Carriers
U.S.-Billed Minutes
27,632
30,005
32,217
38,185
51,898
54,734
56,789
55,429
58,776
52,641
47,256
U.S.-Billed Revenues
$13,746
$10,332
$9,048
$8,017
$7,750
$6,592
$6,481
$5,660
$5,566
$4,978
$3,391
Revenue per Billed Minute
$0.50
$0.34
$0.28
$0.21
$0.15
$0.12
$0.11
$0.10
$0.09
$0.09
$0.07
Originating + Terminating Minutes
39,908
42,476
45,514
53,389
69,551
73,037
77,093
74,935
79,747
72,023
66,659
Retained Revenues 2
$9,865
$7,181
$6,184
$5,335
$4,535
$3,652
$3,409
$2,606
$2,208
$1,963
$1,149
Retained Revenue per Minute
$0.25
$0.17
$0.14
$0.10
$0.07
$0.05
$0.04
$0.03
$0.03
$0.03
$0.02
All Other Carriers 3
U.S.-Billed
Minutes
2,503
3,282
3,771
7,720
11,755
15,330
15,651
14,546
16,157
20,296
15,129

U.S.-Billed Revenues
$426
$512
$398
$701
$903
$808
$818
$865
$893
$838
$648

Revenue per Billed Minute
$0.17
$0.16
$0.11
$0.09
$0.08
$0.05
$0.05
$0.06
$0.06
$0.04
$0.04

Originating + Terminating Minutes
3,115
4,288
4,151
9,371
13,680
18,892
18,758
18,982
21,587
26,309
21,082

Retained Revenues 2
219
255
128
182
211
287
260
242
266
234
172

Retained Revenue per Minute
$0.07
$0.06
$0.03
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
$0.01
$0.01
$0.01
$0.01
$0.01
Total All Carriers 3
U.S.-Billed
Minutes
30,135
33,287
35,988
45,904
63,653
70,064
72,440
69,975
74,934
72,937
62,385

U.S.-Billed Revenues
$14,172
$10,844
$9,446
$8,718
$8,653
$7,400
$7,299
$6,524
$6,459
$5,817
$4,039

Revenue per Billed Minute
$0.47
$0.33
$0.26
$0.19
$0.14
$0.11
$0.10
$0.09
$0.09
$0.08
$0.06

Originating + Terminating Minutes
43,023
46,765
49,665
62,760
83,231
91,929
95,851
93,917
101,334
98,332
87,742

Retained Revenues 2
$10,084
$7,437
$6,312
$5,517
$4,746
$3,939
$3,669
$2,848
$2,474
$2,197
$1,321

Retained Revenue per Minute
$0.23
$0.16
$0.13
$0.09
$0.06
$0.04
$0.04
$0.03
$0.02
$0.02
$0.02
Shares of U.S.-Billed Minutes
Top 5 Carriers
91.7%
90.1%
89.5%
83.2%
81.5%
78.1%
78.4%
79.2%
78.4%
72.2%
75.7%
All Other Carriers 3
8.3%
9.9%
10.5%
16.8%
18.5%
21.9%
21.6%
20.8%
21.6%
27.8%
24.3%
Shares of Foreign-Billed Minutes
Top 5 Carriers
95.3%
92.5%
97.2%
90.2%
90.2%
83.7%
86.7%
81.5%
79.4%
76.3%
76.5%
All Other Carriers 3
4.7%
7.5%
2.8%
9.8%
9.8%
16.3%
13.3%
18.5%
20.6%
23.7%
23.5%
Shares of U.S.-Billed Revenues
Top 5 Carriers
97.0%
95.3%
95.8%
92.0%
89.6%
89.1%
88.8%
86.7%
86.2%
85.6%
83.9%
All Other Carriers 3
3.0%
4.7%
4.2%
8.0%
10.4%
10.9%
11.2%
13.3%
13.8%
14.4%
16.1%
n.a. - not available.
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports. The data represent traffic
between all U.S. points and all international points, and include a small amount of traffic between domestic U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude pure resale traffic
unless otherwise noted. Previous versions of this publication may be obtained at the above website. Some previously published data have been revised. Appendix A lists additional
sources of international traffic data.
2 Retained revenues shown are for service that originates or terminates in the United States. These figures exclude revenues for calls that transit the United States.
Retained revenues are calculated as revenues billed by U.S. carriers, less settlement amounts owed to foreign carriers for U.S. billed traffic, plus settlement amounts
due to U.S. carriers for foreign-billed traffic.
3 Starting in 2003, All Other Carriers and Total All Carriers, include information for carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting
confidential treatment, please see the above publication, International Telecommunications Data .
41

Table 31

Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) Carriers

Data for Top Five and All Other Carriers 1

(Revenues and Minutes in Millions)

International Telephone

U.S.-Billed Revenues

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
and Minutes
Top 5 CMRS Carriers
U.S.-Billed Minutes
553
814
1,004
2,021
2,255
4,332
5,931
8,202
10,471
20,774
U.S.-Billed Revenues
$431
$429
$485
$614
$706
$1,178
$1,484
$1,704
$1,731
$1,657
Revenue per Billed Minute
$0.78
$0.53
$0.48
$0.30
$0.31
$0.27
$0.25
$0.21
$0.17
$0.08
All Other CMRS Carriers
U.S.-Billed
Minutes
23
35
50
75
79
112
210
300
118
106

U.S.-Billed Revenues
$11
$10
$18
$30
$33
$42
$73
$74
$27
$24

Revenue per Billed Minute
$0.49
$0.29
$0.37
$0.40
$0.42
$0.38
$0.35
$0.25
$0.23
$0.22
Total CMRS Carriers

U.S.-Billed
Minutes
576
850
1,054
2,096
2,334
4,444
6,140
8,502
10,590
20,880

U.S.-Billed Revenues
$442
$439
$503
$644
$739
$1,220
$1,557
$1,778
$1,758
$1,681

Revenue per Billed Minute
$0.77
$0.52
$0.48
$0.31
$0.32
$0.27
$0.25
$0.21
$0.17
$0.08
Total Reporting Pure Resale
U.S.-Billed Minutes
23,851
30,437
36,051
38,632
47,243
54,094
75,844
86,676
82,640
80,818
U.S.-Billed Revenues
$5,414
$5,101
$5,760
$5,226
$5,750
$6,077
$6,959
$8,459
$7,397
$5,815
Revenue per Billed Minute
$0.23
$0.17
$0.16
$0.14
$0.12
$0.11
$0.09
$0.10
$0.09
$0.07
Shares of Pure Resale Minutes
Top 5 Carriers
2.3%
2.7%
2.8%
5.2%
4.8%
8.0%
7.8%
9.5%
12.7%
25.7%
All Other Carriers
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
0.3%
0.1%
0.1%
Total CMRS Carriers
2.4%
2.8%
2.9%
5.4%
4.9%
8.2%
8.1%
9.8%
12.8%
25.8%
Shares of Pure Resale Revenues
Top 5 Carriers
8.0%
8.4%
8.4%
11.8%
12.3%
19.4%
21.3%
20.1%
23.4%
28.5%
All Other Carriers
0.2%
0.2%
0.3%
0.6%
0.6%
0.7%
1.1%
0.9%
0.4%
0.4%
Total CMRS Carriers
8.2%
8.6%
8.7%
12.3%
12.9%
20.1%
22.4%
21.0%
23.8%
28.9%
Annual Growth Rate of CMRS Minutes
35.2%
53.8%
41.9%
50.5%
48.3%
46.9%
43.9%
49.0%
Total Facilities-Based and Facilities-Resale
U.S.-Billed Minutes
33,287
35,988
45,904
63,653
70,064
72,440
69,975
74,934
72,937
62,385
Total Reporting Pure Resale Share
71.7%
84.6%
78.5%
60.7%
67.4%
74.7%
108.4%
115.7%
113.3%
129.5%
1 See International Telecommunications Data, available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/international-telecommunications-traffic-reports. The data represent traffic between all
U.S. points and all international points, and include a small amount of traffic between domestic U.S. points and offshore U.S. points. Data exclude pure resale traffic unless otherwise noted.
Starting in 2003, data include information for carriers requesting confidential treatment. For a list of carriers requesting confidential treatment, please see the above publication,
International Telecommunications Data. The Excel spreadsheet and previous versions of this publication are available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic.
Some previously published data have been revised. Appendix A lists additional sources of international traffic data.
42

Appendix A: Sources of International Traffic Data



The Federal Communications Commission, 1-888-225-5322, can be found on the Internet at
http://www.fcc.gov/.


Most of the data presented herein came from carrier rate information, accounting rate agreements, and annual
statistical reports, such as the international traffic data and circuit status reports filed pursuant to sections 43.61 and
43.82 of the Commission's rules. Much of the data presented in this report were previously published in the annual
Section 43.61 International Telecommunications Data reports and Section 43.82 Circuit Status Data reports released
by the International Bureau and Statistics of Communications Common Carriers (SOCC) released by the Wireline
Competition Bureau. Recent editions of the traffic data and circuit status reports and annual volumes of the SOCC are
available in the Federal Communications Commission's Reference Information Center, Courtyard Level, 445 12th
Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554, (202) 418-0270. Recent data from these sources also are available from the
FCC at http://www.fcc.gov/international-bureau or http://www.fcc.gov/wireline-competition-bureau. Historical data
collection information may be obtained from the publication, Trends in the International Telecommunications
Industry
, September 2005, available at http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic. Copies may also be obtained
from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI). Customers may contact BCPI at 445
12th Street, S.W., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone
1-800-378-3160, facsimile 202-488-5563, or via e-mail www.bcpiweb.com.


Additional information on accounting rates, settlement payments, international circuit capacity, and international
policies can be obtained from the FCC's International Bureau (202) 418-0437 and on the Internet site at
http://www.fcc.gov/international-bureau.


Previous editions of International Trends can be downloaded from the FCC’s International Bureau website at
http://transition.fcc.gov/ib/sand/mniab/traffic and from the Wireline Competition Bureau’s Statistical Reports (formerly

FCC-State Link)

at http://transition.fcc.gov/wcb/iatd.intl.html. The WCB site also contains information on the domestic
telecommunications industry


Information from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, (202) 606-9900, can be found on the Internet at www.bea.gov.


Information from the United States Census Bureau, 1-800-923-8282, can be found on the Internet at
www.census.gov.


Information from the United States International Trade Commission, (202) 205-2000, can be found on the Internet
at www.usitc.gov.


Additional information on consumer price indexes can be obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics, (202) 691-5200, and at http://stats.bls.gov.


Some information on telecommunications in foreign countries is available from the International
Telecommunications Union, 41-22-730-5111 or at http://www.itu.int/net/home/index.aspx , and also from the
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 33-145-24-8200 or at www.oecd.org.

Additional information on international telephone traffic originating in foreign countries can be obtained from
TeleGeography Research, a Division of PriMetrica, Inc., (202) 741-0020, and at www.telegeography.com.
A-1


Note: We are currently transitioning our documents into web compatible formats for easier reading. We have done our best to supply this content to you in a presentable form, but there may be some formatting issues while we improve the technology. The original version of the document is available as a PDF, Word Document, or as plain text.

close
FCC

You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.