According to IDATE and data from operators and national regulators, the United States reported £133 billion in telecom service revenues, the highest among all other countries surveyed in 2007. Japan ranked second with £50.4 billion, SFN's Winning Mobile Strategies reported.
In terms of telecom revenues per capita, the United Kingdom, United States and Canada are in the top three with more than £430.
Fixed line penetration is not that impressive across countries - in Germany, there are 66 fixed lines per 100 people, the highest among all the countries. In Japan, France and Italy, the penetration is even lower than 50 percent, according to IDATE.
The United States and United Kingdom have the most monthly outbound fixed line minutes per capita, at more than 200 minutes. Japan, on the contrary, has the least, at less than 80 minutes per capita.
3G connections per 100 people are particularly high in Japan, at more than 65. Italy comes next with 41 connections, while France and Canada lag behind with less than 10 3G connections per 100, according to the report, Winning Mobile Strategies, released by SFN and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.