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    Mexico Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 9.6 million (1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.02 million (1998)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: low telephone density with about 11 main lines per 100 persons; privatized in December 1990; the opening to competition in January 1997 has brightened prospects for development
      domestic: adequate telephone service for business and government, but the population is poorly served; domestic satellite system with 120 earth stations; extensive microwave radio relay network; considerable use of fiber-optic cable, coaxial cable, and mobile cellular service
      international: satellite earth stations - 32 Intelsat, 2 Solidaridad (giving Mexico improved access to South America, Central America, and much of the US as well as enhancing domestic communications), numerous Inmarsat mobile earth stations; linked to Central American Microwave System of trunk connections; high capacity Columbus-2 fiber-optic submarine cable with access to the US, Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Morocco, Spain, and Italy (1997)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 865, FM about 500, shortwave 13 (1999)

      Radios: 31 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 236 (plus repeaters) (1997)

      Televisions: 25.6 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .mx

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 51 (2000)

      Internet users: 2.5 million (2000)

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

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