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United Kingdom Communications 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United Kingdom Communications 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 31, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
33.01 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 9
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
82.109 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 18
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: technologically advanced domestic and international system
domestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
international: country code - 44; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers (2011)

Broadcast media:
public service broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world; BBC operates multiple TV networks with regional and local TV service; a mixed system of public and commercial TV broadcasters along with satellite and cable systems provide access to hundreds of TV stations throughout the world; BBC operates multiple national, regional, and local radio networks with multiple transmission sites; a large number of commercial radio stations as well as satellite radio services are available (2008)

Internet country code:
.uk

Internet hosts:
8.107 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 15
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
51.444 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 7
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Communications 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom 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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