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Brazil Communications 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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Brazil Communications 2010
SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2010

Telephones - main lines in use:
41.141 million (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
150.641 million (2008)

Telephone system:
general assessment: good working system; fixed-line connections have remained relatively stable in recent years and stand at about 20 per 100 persons; less expensive mobile cellular technology is a major driver in expanding telephone service to the low-income segment of the population with mobile-cellular telephone density reaching 80 per 100 persons
domestic: extensive microwave radio relay system and a domestic satellite system with 64 earth stations; mobile-cellular usage has more than tripled in the past 5 years
international: country code - 55; landing point for a number of submarine cables, including Atlantis 2, that provide direct links to South and Central America, the Caribbean, the US, Africa, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region east), connected by microwave relay system to Mercosur Brazilsat B3 satellite earth station (2008)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 1,365, FM 296, shortwave 161 (of which 91 are collocated with AM stations) (1999)

Television broadcast stations:
138 (1997)

Internet country code:
.br

Internet hosts:
15.929 million (2009)

Internet users:
64.948 million (2008)


NOTE: The information regarding Brazil on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Brazil Communications 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Brazil Communications 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.






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