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Egypt Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
8,735,700 (2003)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
5,797,500 (2003)
Telephone system:
general assessment: large system; underwent extensive upgrading during 1990s and is reasonably modern; Internet access and cellular service are available
domestic: principal centers at Alexandria, Cairo, Al Mansurah, Ismailia, Suez, and Tanta are connected by coaxial cable and microwave radio relay
international: country code - 20; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat; 5 coaxial submarine cables; tropospheric scatter to Sudan; microwave radio relay to Israel; a participant in Medarabtel and a signatory to Project Oxygen (a global submarine fiber-optic cable system)
Radios:
20.5 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 42 (plus 15 repeaters), FM 14, shortwave 3 (1999)
Televisions:
7.7 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
98 (September 1995)
Internet country code:
.eg
Internet hosts:
3,401 (2004)
Internet users:
2.7 million (2003)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
50 (2000)
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