Communications in Ireland

Communications in Ireland

Irish Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 2.112 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 4.94 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: modern digital system using cable and microwave radio relay domestic: system privatized but dominated by former state monopoly operator; increasing levels of broadband access international: country code - 353; landing point for the Hibernia-Atlantic submarine cable with links to the US, Canada, and UK; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 9, FM 106, shortwave 0 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 4 (many repeaters); (projected digital broadcasting scheduled to be launched in 2009) (2008)

Internet country code: .ie

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 1.708 million (2007)

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