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Syria Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
2,099,300 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
400,000 (2002)
Telephone system:
general assessment: fair system currently undergoing significant improvement and digital upgrades, including fiber-optic technology
domestic: coaxial cable and microwave radio relay network
international: country code - 963; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); 1 submarine cable; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey; participant in Medarabtel
Radios:
4.15 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 14, FM 2, shortwave 1 (1998)
Televisions:
1.05 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
44 (plus 17 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code:
.sy
Internet hosts:
11 (2004)
Internet users:
220,000 (2002)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
1 (2000)
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