Communications in Kyrgyzstan

Communications in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstani Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 482,100 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.152 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: telecommunications infrastructure is being upgraded; loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are being used to install a digital network, digital radio-relay stations, and fiber-optic links domestic: fixed line penetration remains low and concentrated in urban areas; multiple mobile cellular service providers with growing coverage; mobile cellular subscribership reached 40 per 100 persons in 2007 international: country code - 996; connections with other CIS countries by landline or microwave radio relay and with other countries by leased connections with Moscow international gateway switch and by satellite; satellite earth stations - 2 (1 Intersputnik, 1 Intelsat); connected internationally by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 3 (plus 10 repeater stations), FM 23, shortwave NA (2007)

Television broadcast stations: 8 (2 countrywide and 6 regional stations; state-owned); note - there are about 20 private TV stations, most of which rebroadcast other channels (2007)

Internet country code: .kg

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 750,000 (2007)

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