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Thailand-Communications

Published: 13 Mar 2010 13:59:56 PST
Telephones - main lines in use:   
7.009 million (2010)
country comparison to the world: 27  
 
Telephones - mobile cellular:   
69.683 million (2010)
country comparison to the world: 17 
 
Telephone system:   
general assessment: high quality system, especially in urban areas like Bangkok
domestic: fixed line system provided by both a government owned and commercial provider; wireless service expanding rapidly and outpacing fixed lines
international: country code - 66; connected to major submarine cable systems providing links throughout Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Pacific Ocean)
 
Broadcast media:   
6 terrestrial TV stations in Bangkok broadcast nationally via relay stations – 2 of the networks are owned by the military, the other 4 are government-owned or controlled, leased to private enterprise, and are all required to broadcast government-produced news programs twice a day; multi-channel satellite and cable TV services are available; radio frequencies have been allotted for more than 500 government and commercial radio stations; many community radio stations operate with low-power transmitters (2008) 
  
Internet country code:   
.th
 
Internet hosts:   
1.335 million (2010)
country comparison to the world: 39  
 
Internet users:   
17.483 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 23 
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