Communications in Latvia

Communications in Latvia

Latvian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 644,000 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.217 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: recent efforts focused on bringing competition to the telecommunications sector; the number of fixed lines is decreasing as wireless telephone service expands domestic: number of telecommunications operators has grown rapidly since the fixed-line market opened to competition in 2003; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership is roughly 125 per 100 persons international: country code - 371; the Latvian network is now connected via fiber optic cable to Estonia, Finland, and Sweden (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 8, FM 62, shortwave 1 (2008)

Television broadcast stations: 37 (plus 31 repeaters) (2008)

Internet country code: .lv

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 1.177 million (2007)

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