Communications in Czech Republic

Communications in Czech Republic

Czech Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 2.888 million (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 13.075 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: privatization and modernization of the Czech telecommunication system got a late start but is advancing steadily; access to the fixed-line telephone network expanded throughout the 1990s but the number of fixed line connections has been dropping since then; mobile telephone usage increased sharply beginning in the mid-1990s and the number of cellular telephone subscriptions now greatly exceeds the population domestic: virtually all exchanges now digital; existing copper subscriber systems enhanced with Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) equipment to accommodate Internet and other digital signals; trunk systems include fiber-optic cable and microwave radio relay international: country code - 420; satellite earth stations - 6 (2 Intersputnik - Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions, 1 Intelsat, 1 Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat, 1 Globalstar) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 31, FM 304, shortwave 17 (2000)

Television broadcast stations: 71 (2008)

Internet country code: .cz

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 4.4 million (2007)

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