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Netherlands Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
10.004 million (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
12.5 million (2003)
Telephone system:
general assessment: highly developed and well maintained
domestic: extensive fixed-line fiber-optic network; cellular telephone system is one of the largest in Europe with five major network operators utilizing the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
international: country code - 31; 9 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean), 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions) (2004)
Radios:
15.3 million (1996)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 4, FM 246, shortwave 3 (2004)
Televisions:
8.1 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
21 (plus 26 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code:
.nl
Internet hosts:
4,518,226 (2004)
Internet users:
8.5 million (2003)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
52 (2000)
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