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    Estonia Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 476,078 (yearend 1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 475,000 (yearend 2000)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: foreign investment in the form of joint business ventures greatly improved telephone service; Internet services available throughout most of the country; about 150,000 unfilled subscriber requests
      domestic: local - the Ministry of Transport and Communications is expanding cellular telephone services to form rural networks; intercity - highly developed fiber-optic backbone (double loop) system presently serving at least 16 major cities (1998)
      international: fiber-optic cables to Finland, Sweden, Latvia, and Russia provide worldwide packet-switched service; two international switches are located in Tallinn

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 3 (all AM stations inactive since July 1998), FM 82, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Radios: 1.01 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 31 (plus five repeaters) (September 1995)

      Televisions: 605,000 (1997)

      Internet country code: .ee

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 28 (2000)

      Internet users: 309,000 (2000)

      NOTE: The information regarding Estonia on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Estonia Communications 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Estonia Communications 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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