teledensity
n. The number of telephones per 100 people in a region.

Example Citations:
That potential is an area — comprised of Central America, South America and Mexico — with a population of 500 million and a relatively low “teledensity” of 14 percent. That means that there are only 14 phones in use for every 100 people, said Leonard. By comparison, for every 100 people in the United States, there are 72 phones.
—Daisy Whitney, “In Brazil, opportunity is calling,” The Denver Post, September 12, 1999

Africa’s average teledensity, or the number of main telephone lines per 100 inhabitants, is below two.
—Silvia Aloisi, “Africa: Last mobile bonanza,” National Post (Canada), January 11, 2000

Earliest Citation:
China currently has a teledensity of .75, or one telephone for every 133 people.
—“AT&T joint venture in China,” Business Wire, May 31, 1989

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