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Portugal Communications 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Portugal Communications 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 31, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
4.558 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 35
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
12.312 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 70
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: Portugal's telephone system has a state-of-the-art network with broadband, high-speed capabilities
domestic: integrated network of coaxial cables, open-wire, microwave radio relay, and domestic satellite earth stations
international: country code - 351; a combination of submarine cables provide connectivity to Europe, North and East Africa, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat; tropospheric scatter to Azores (2010)

Broadcast media:
Radio e Televisao de Portugal (RTP),the publicly-owned TV broadcaster, operates 2 domestic channels and external service channels to Africa; overall, roughly 40 domestic TV stations; viewers have widespread access to international broadcasters with more than half of all households connected to multi-channel cable or satellite TV systems; publicly owned radio operates 3 national networks and provides regional and external services; several privately owned national radio stations and some 300 regional and local commercial radio stations (2008)

Internet country code:
.pt

Internet hosts:
3.748 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 28
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
5.168 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 45
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Portugal on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Portugal Communications 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Portugal Communications 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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