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Albania Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
255,000 (2003)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
1.1 million (2003)
Telephone system:
general assessment: Despite new investment in fixed lines, the density of main lines remains the lowest in Europe with roughly 8 lines per 100 people. However, cellular telephone use is widespread and generally effective.
domestic: offsetting the shortage of fixed line capacity, mobile phone service has been available since 1996; by 2003 two companies were providing mobile services at a greater density than some of Albania's Balkan neighbors
international: country code - 355; inadequate fixed main lines; adequate cellular connections; international traffic carried by microwave radio relay from the Tirana exchange to Italy and Greece (2003)
Radios:
1 million (2001)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 13, FM 4, shortwave 2 (2001)
Televisions:
700,000 (2001)
Television broadcast stations:
3 (plus 58 repeaters) (2001)
Internet country code:
.al
Internet hosts:
455 (2004)
Internet users:
30,000 (2003)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
10 (2001)
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