Communications in Australia

Communications in Australia

Australian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 9.76 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 21.26 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: excellent domestic and international service domestic: domestic satellite system; significant use of radiotelephone in areas of low population density; rapid growth of mobile cellular telephones international: country code - 61; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable with links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; the Southern Cross fiber optic submarine cable provides links to New Zealand and the United States; satellite earth stations - 19 (10 Intelsat - 4 Indian Ocean and 6 Pacific Ocean, 2 Inmarsat - Indian and Pacific Ocean regions, 2 Globalstar, 5 other) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 262, FM 345, shortwave 1 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 104 (1997)

Internet country code: .au

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 11.24 million (2007)

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