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Published: 04 Nov 2008 12:59:52 PST
Telephones - main lines in use:   
6.304 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 28 
Telephones - mobile cellular:   
27.084 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 32 
Telephone system:   
general assessment: modern and expanding
domestic: domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations; recent substantial improvement in telephone service in rural areas; substantial increase in digitalization of exchanges and trunk lines; installation of a national interurban fiber-optic network capable of digital multimedia services; combined fixed and mobile-cellular telephone subscribership 125 per 100 persons
international: country code - 58; submarine cable systems provide connectivity to the Caribbean, Central and South America, and US; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 PanAmSat; participating with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in the construction of an international fiber-optic network (2007)
Radio broadcast stations:   
AM 46, FM 131, shortwave 3 (2008)
Television broadcast stations:   
66 (plus 45 repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code:   
Internet hosts:   
155,139 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 68 
Internet users:   
7.167 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 35 
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