Communications in Guatemala

Communications in Guatemala

Guatemalan Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 1.355 million (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 10.15 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: fairly modern network centered in the city of Guatemala domestic: state-owned telecommunications company privatized in the late 1990s opening the way for competition; fixed-line teledensity 11 per 100 persons; fixed-line investments are being concentrated on improving rural connectivity; mobile-cellular teledensity 80 per 100 persons international: country code - 502; landing point for both the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) and the SAM-1 fiber optic submarine cable system that together provide connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; connected to Central American Microwave System; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 130, FM 487, shortwave 15 (2000)

Television broadcast stations: 26 (plus 27 repeaters) (1997)

Internet country code: .gt

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 1.32 million (2006)

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