Communications in Saudi Arabia

Communications in Saudi Arabia

Saudi or Saudi Arabian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.996 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 28.381 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: modern system domestic: extensive microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and fiber-optic cable systems; mobile-cellular subscribership has been increasing rapidly international: country code - 966; landing point for the international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks providing connectivity to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; microwave radio relay to Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Sudan; coaxial cable to Kuwait and Jordan; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (3 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 117 (1997)

Internet country code: .sa

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 6.2 million (2007)

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