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Morocco Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
1,219,200 (2003)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
7,332,800 (2003)
Telephone system:
general assessment: modern system with all important capabilities; however, density is low with only 4.6 main lines available for each 100 persons
domestic: good system composed of open-wire lines, cables, and microwave radio relay links; Internet available but expensive; principal switching centers are Casablanca and Rabat; national network nearly 100% digital using fiber-optic links; improved rural service employs microwave radio relay
international: country code - 212; 7 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; microwave radio relay to Gibraltar, Spain, and Western Sahara; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria; participant in Medarabtel; fiber-optic cable link from Agadir to Algeria and Tunisia (1998)
Radios:
6.64 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 27, FM 25, shortwave 6 (1998)
Televisions:
3.1 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
35 (plus 66 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code:
.ma
Internet hosts:
3,627 (2004)
Internet users:
800,000 (2003)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
8 (2000)
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