Communications in Netherlands

Communications in Netherlands

Dutch Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 7.334 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 17.3 million (2006)

Telephone system: general assessment: highly developed and well maintained domestic: extensive fixed-line fiber-optic network; large cellular telephone system with 5 major operators utilizing the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) technology; one in five households now use Voice over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) services international: country code - 31; submarine cables provide links to the US and Europe; satellite earth stations - 5 (3 Intelsat - 1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean, 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 4, FM 567, shortwave 1 (2008)

Television broadcast stations: 342 (2008)

Internet country code: .nl

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 15 million (2007)

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