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United Kingdom Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
34.898 million (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
49.677 million (2002)
Telephone system:
general assessment: technologically advanced domestic and international system
domestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
international: country code - 44; 40 coaxial submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers
Radios:
84.5 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 219, FM 431, shortwave 3 (1998)
Televisions:
30.5 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
228 (plus 3,523 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code:
.uk
Internet hosts:
3,398,708 (2004)
Internet users:
25 million (2002)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
more than 400 (2000)
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