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    Kyrgyzstan Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 351,000 (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: NA

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: poorly developed; about 100,000 unsatisfied applications for household telephones
      domestic: principally microwave radio relay; one cellular provider, probably limited to Bishkek region
      international: connections with other CIS countries by landline or microwave radio relay and with other countries by leased connections with Moscow international gateway switch and by satellite; satellite earth stations - 1 Intersputnik and 1 Intelsat; connected internationally by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 12 (plus 10 repeater stations), FM 14, shortwave 2 (1998)

      Radios: 520,000 (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: NA (repeater stations throughout the country relay programs from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey) (1997)

      Televisions: 210,000 (1997)

      Internet country code: .kg

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA

      Internet users: 10,000 (2000)

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

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