Communications in Venezuela

Communications in Venezuela

Venezuelan Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 5.082 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 23.82 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: modern and expanding domestic: domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations; recent substantial improvement in telephone service in rural areas; substantial increase in digitalization of exchanges and trunk lines; installation of a national interurban fiber-optic network capable of digital multimedia services; fixed-line teledensity 20 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity more than 90 per 100 persons international: country code - 58; submarine cable systems provide connectivity to the Caribbean, Central and South America, and US; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 PanAmSat; participating with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in the construction of an international fiber-optic network (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 201, FM unknown, but at least 25 in Caracas, shortwave 11 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 66 (plus 45 repeaters) (1997)

Internet country code: .ve

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 5.72 million (2007)

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