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    Portugal Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 5.3 million (end 1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 3,074,194 (1999)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: undergoing rapid development in recent years, Portugal's telephone system, by the end of 1998, achieved a state-of-the-art network with broadband, high-speed capabilities and a main line telephone density of 53%
      domestic: integrated network of coaxial cables, open wire, microwave radio relay, and domestic satellite earth stations
      international: 6 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat; tropospheric scatter to Azores; note - an earth station for Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region) is planned

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 47, FM 172 (many are repeaters), shortwave 2 (1998)

      Radios: 3.02 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 62 (plus 166 repeaters)
      note: includes Azores and Madeira Islands (1995)

      Televisions: 3.31 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .pt

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 16 (2000)

      Internet users: 700,000 (2000)

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

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