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    Ukraine Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 9.45 million (April 1999)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 236,000 (1998)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: Ukraine's telecommunication development plan, running through 2005, emphasizes improving domestic trunk lines, international connections, and the mobile cellular system
      domestic: at independence in December 1991, Ukraine inherited a telephone system that was antiquated, inefficient, and in disrepair; more than 3.5 million applications for telephones could not be satisfied; telephone density is now rising slowly and the domestic trunk system is being improved; the mobile cellular telephone system is expanding at a high rate
      international: two new domestic trunk lines are a part of the fiber-optic Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) system and three Ukrainian links have been installed in the fiber-optic Trans-European Lines (TEL) project which connects 18 countries; additional international service is provided by the Italy-Turkey-Ukraine-Russia (ITUR) fiber-optic submarine cable and by earth stations in the Intelsat, Inmarsat, and Intersputnik satellite systems

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 134, FM 289, shortwave 4 (1998)

      Radios: 45.05 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: at least 33 (plus 21 repeaters that relay broadcasts from Russia) (1997)

      Televisions: 18.05 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .ua

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 32 (2000)

      Internet users: 200,000 (2000)

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

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