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Published: 29 Oct 2008 08:56:34 PST
Telephones - main lines in use:   
47.579 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 4 
Telephones - mobile cellular:   
110.395 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 7 
Telephone system:   
general assessment: excellent domestic and international service
domestic: high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind
international: country code - 81; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 7 Intelsat (Pacific and Indian Oceans), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region), 3 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions), and 8 SkyPerfect JSAT (2008)
Radio broadcast stations:   
AM 215 (plus 370 repeaters), FM 89 (plus 485 repeaters), shortwave 21 (2001)
Television broadcast stations:   
211; note - in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services (1999)
Internet country code:   
Internet hosts:   
47.249 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 2 
Internet users:   
90.91 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 3 
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