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    Kuwait Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 412,000 (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 210,000 (1997)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: the quality of service is excellent
      domestic: new telephone exchanges provide a large capacity for new subscribers; trunk traffic is carried by microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, open wire, and fiber-optic cable; a cellular telephone system operates throughout Kuwait, and the country is well supplied with pay telephones
      international: coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; linked to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE via the Fiber-Optic Gulf (FOG) cable; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean, 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean), and 2 Arabsat

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 6, FM 11, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Radios: 1.175 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 13 (plus several satellite channels) (1997)

      Televisions: 875,000 (1997)

      Internet country code: .kw

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 3 (2000)

      Internet users: 100,000 (2000)

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

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