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Cuba Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
574,400 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
17,900 (2002)
Telephone system:
general assessment: greater investment beginning in 1994 and the establishment of a new Ministry of Information Technology and Communications in 2000 has resulted in improvements in the system; cellular service, initially restricted, was opened to public access in 2003
domestic: national fiber-optic system scheduled to be completed by end of 2003; 85% of switches digitized by end of 2002 with entire system by end 2003; telephone line density remains low; cellular service expanding
international: country code - 53; fiber-optic cable laid to but not linked to US network; satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region)
Radios:
3.9 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 169, FM 55, shortwave 1 (1998)
Televisions:
2.64 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
58 (1997)
Internet country code:
.cu
Internet hosts:
1,529 (2003)
Internet users:
120,000 (2001)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
5 (2001)
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