Communications in Bulgaria

Telephones - main lines in use:3.186 million (1999)

Telephones - mobile cellular:8,445,000 (March 2007) (110% penetration rate)

Telephone system:more than two-thirds of the lines are residential

* "Domestic:" Extensive but antiquated transmission system of coaxial cable and microwave radio relay; telephone service is available in most villages; a more modern digital cable trunk line now connects switching centers in most of the regions, the others being connected by digital microwave
* "International:" Direct dialing to 58 countries; satellite earth stations - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); 2 Intelsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 24, FM 93, shortwave 2 (1998)

Radio broadcast hours:525,511 (2003)

Radios:4.51 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations:140 (2005)

Television broadcast hours:498,091 (2003)

Televisions:3.31 million (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):200+ only in the capital of Sofia (2005)
300+ in the rest ot the countryCountry code: BG

ee also

*Bulgaria


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