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

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Telephones - main lines in use:
187,000 (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
342,000 (2008)

Telephone system:
general assessment: telecommunications infrastructure is modern and fully digitized, with satellite-earth stations, fiber-optic cables, and an extensive broadband network
domestic: liberalization of the telecommunications sector beginning in the late 1990s has led to increased competition especially in the mobile services segment of the market
international: country code - 354; the CANTAT-3 and FARICE-1 submarine cable systems provide connectivity to Canada, the Faroe Islands, UK, Denmark, and Germany; a planned new section of the Hibernia-Atlantic submarine cable will provide additional connectivity to Canada, US, and Ireland; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Iceland shares the Inmarsat earth station with the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 3, FM about 70, shortwave 1 (2008)

Television broadcast stations:
14 (plus 156 repeaters) (1997)

Internet country code:
.is

Internet hosts:
272,201 (2009)

Internet users:
250,000 (2008)


NOTE: The information regarding Iceland 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 Iceland Communications 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iceland Communications 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.



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