Communications in Kazakhstan

Communications in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.237 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 12.588 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: inherited an outdated telecommunications network from the Soviet era requiring modernization domestic: intercity by landline and microwave radio relay; number of fixed-line connections is gradually increasing and fixed-line teledensity is about 20 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage is increasing rapidly and subscriptions now exceed 80 per 100 persons international: country code - 7; international traffic with other former Soviet republics and China carried by landline and microwave radio relay and with other countries by satellite and by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic cable; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 60, FM 18, shortwave 9 (2008)

Television broadcast stations: 12 (plus 9 repeaters) (1998)

Internet country code: .kz

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 1.901 million (2006)

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