Communications in Bolivia

Communications in Bolivia

Bolivian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 678,200 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 3.254 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: privatization begun in 1995; reliability has steadily improved; new subscribers face bureaucratic difficulties; most telephones are concentrated in La Paz and other cities; mobile-cellular telephone use expanding rapidly; fixed-line teledensity of 7 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density of 35 per 100 persons domestic: primary trunk system, which is being expanded, employs digital microwave radio relay; some areas are served by fiber-optic cable; mobile cellular systems are being expanded international: country code - 591; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 171, FM 73, shortwave 77 (1999)

Television broadcast stations: 48 (1997)

Internet country code: .bo

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 1 million (2007)

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