News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

October 03, 2003

Kerala's Teledensity

Kerala, a region of India that just might be the coconut capital of the world, claims to have the highest "teledensity" --- ratio of telephones per capita --- in all of India. Compared to Europe and North America, the word density would not be the first thing to come to mind: Kerala has only 10.6 telephones per 100 people, while India as a whole averages 5 per 100. The waiting list for landlines in Kerala has 460,000 names on it. Posted by brian at October 3, 2003 05:22 PM