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Kyrgyzstan Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
394,800 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
53,100 (2002)
Telephone system:
general assessment: poorly developed; about 100,000 unsatisfied applications for household telephones
domestic: principally microwave radio relay; one cellular provider, probably limited to Bishkek region
international: country code - 996; connections with other CIS countries by landline or microwave radio relay and with other countries by leased connections with Moscow international gateway switch and by satellite; satellite earth stations - 1 Intersputnik and 1 Intelsat; connected internationally by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line
Radios:
520,000 (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 12 (plus 10 repeater stations), FM 14, shortwave 2 (1998)
Televisions:
210,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
NA (repeater stations throughout the country relay programs from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey) (1997)
Internet country code:
.kg
Internet hosts:
12,299 (2004)
Internet users:
152,000 (2002)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
NA
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