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Italy Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
26.596 million (2003)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
55.918 million (2003)
Telephone system:
general assessment: modern, well developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data services
domestic: high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunks
international: country code - 39; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA Eutelsat; 21 submarine cables
Radios:
50.5 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM about 100, FM about 4,600, shortwave 9 (1998)
Televisions:
30.3 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code:
.it
Internet hosts:
1,437,511 (2004)
Internet users:
18.5 million (2003)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
93 (Italy and Holy See) (2000)
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