Table: Where The Growth Is

A guide to telecom hot spots
         MAIN PHONE LINES*/   FORECAST  PROJECTED MAIN LINES  INVESTMENT   CAGR**
       100 INHABITANTS 1992    2000    TO BE ADDED 1993-2000   REQUIRED***     
                                         MILLIONS        BILLIONS
      
      ASIA
      CHINA           0.98    3.50         35.5          $53.3           19.3%
      THAILAND        3.10    9.35          4.4            6.6           16.7
      INDIA           0.77    1.52          9.1           13.7           11.2
      EASTERN EUROPE
      HUNGARY        12.54   23.80          1.1            1.6            7.8
      POLAND         10.28   16.62          2.7            4.0            6.7
      RUSSIA         15.28   24.50         15.5           23.3            6.7
      LATIN AMERICA
      CHILE           8.92   19.71          1.8            2.8           12.3 
      BRAZIL          6.83    9.49          6.8           10.2            6.4
      MEXICO          7.54   12.49          6.3            9.4            8.5
      U.S.
      U.S.           56.49    65.92        37.2           55.8            2.9 
      *A main line connects a subscriber to the central switch
      **Compound annual growth rate   ***All figures in U.S. dollars
      DATA: PYRAMID RESEARCH INC., INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION
      
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