Communications in Poland

Communications in Poland

Polish Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 10.336 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 41.389 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: modernization of the telecommunications network has accelerated with market based competition finalized in 2003; fixed-line service, dominated by the former state-owned company, is dwarfed by the growth in wireless telephony domestic: mobile-cellular service available since 1993 and provided by three nation-wide networks with a fourth provider beginning operations in late 2006; cellular coverage is generally good with some gaps in the east; fixed-line service is growing slowly and still lags in rural areas international: country code - 48; international direct dialing with automated exchanges; satellite earth station - 1 with access to Intelsat, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, and Intersputnik (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 14, FM 63, shortwave 2 (2008)

Television broadcast stations: 75 (2008)

Internet country code: .pl

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 16 million (2007)

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