Communications in Nicaragua

Communications in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 247,900 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.123 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: system being upgraded by foreign investment; nearly all installed telecommunications capacity now uses digital technology, owing to investments since privatization of the formerly state-owned telecommunications company domestic: since privatization, access to fixed-line and mobile-cellular services has improved but teledensity still lags behind other Central American countries; connected to Central American Microwave System international: country code - 505; the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber optic submarine cable provides connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region) and 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 63, FM 32, shortwave 1 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 3 (plus 7 repeaters) (1997)

Internet country code: .ni

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 155,000 (2006)

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