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    Germany Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 45.2 million (1997)
      note: 46.5 million main lines were installed by yearend 1998

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 15.318 million (April 1999)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: Germany has one of the world's most technologically advanced telecommunications systems; as a result of intensive capital expenditures since reunification, the formerly backward system of the eastern part of the country has been modernized and integrated with that of the western part
      domestic: Germany is served by an extensive system of automatic telephone exchanges connected by modern networks of fiber-optic cable, coaxial cable, microwave radio relay, and a domestic satellite system; cellular telephone service is widely available and includes roaming service to many foreign countries
      international: satellite earth stations - 14 Intelsat (12 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), 2 Intersputnik (1 Atlantic Ocean region and 1 Indian Ocean region); 7 submarine cable connections; 2 HF radiotelephone communication centers; tropospheric scatter links

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 51, FM 767, shortwave 4 (1998)

      Radios: 77.8 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 373 (plus 8,042 repeaters) (1995)

      Televisions: 51.4 million (1998)

      Internet country code: .de

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 123 (2000)

      Internet users: 18 million (2000)

      NOTE: The information regarding Germany 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 Germany Communications 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Germany Communications 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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