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

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

Telephones - mobile cellular:
7.056 million (2008)

Telephone system:
general assessment: fair system currently undergoing significant improvement and digital upgrades, including fiber-optic technology
domestic: the number of fixed-line connections has increased markedly since 2000; mobile-cellular service growing with telephone subscribership reaching 40 per 100 persons in 2008;
international: country code - 963; submarine cable connection to Egypt, Lebanon, and Cyprus; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey; participant in Medarabtel

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 14, FM 2, shortwave 1 (1998)

Television broadcast stations:
44 (plus 17 repeaters) (1995)

Internet country code:
.sy

Internet hosts:
7,879 (2009)

Internet users:
3.565 million (2008)


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



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