Communications in Finland

Communications in Finland

Finnish Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 1.74 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 6.08 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: modern system with excellent service domestic: digital fiber-optic fixed-line network and an extensive cellular network provide domestic needs international: country code - 358; submarine cables provide links to Estonia and Sweden; satellite earth stations - access to Intelsat transmission service via a Swedish satellite earth station, 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Finland shares the Inmarsat earth station with the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 59, shortwave 2 (2008)

Television broadcast stations: 120 (plus 431 repeaters) (1999); note - on 1 September 2007, Finland began broadcasting all television signals digitally; analog broadcasts via cable networks were discontinued 29 February 2008

Internet country code: .fi; note - Aland Islands assigned .ax

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 3.6 million (2007)

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