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Iraq Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
675,000; note - an unknown number of telephone lines were damaged or destroyed during the March-April 2003 war (2003)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
20,000 (2002)
Telephone system:
general assessment: the 2003 war severely disrupted telecommunications throughout Iraq including international connections; USAID is overseeing the repair of switching capability and the contruction of mobile and satellite communications facilities
domestic: repairs to switches and lines destroyed in the recent fighting continue but sabotage remains a problem; cellular service is expected to be in place within two years
international: country code - 964; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Arabsat (inoperative); coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, and Turkey; Kuwait line is probably nonoperational
Radios:
4.85 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 19 (5 are inactive), FM 51, shortwave 4 (1998)
Televisions:
1.75 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
13 (1997); note - unknown number were destroyed during the March-April 2003 war
Internet country code:
.iq
Internet users:
25,000 (2002)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
1 (2000)
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