Telecommunications in Bahrain


Telecommunications in Bahrain

Contents

Telephonic services

Telephones - main lines in use: 194,200 (2006)
county comparison to the world: 124

Telephones - mobile cellular: 1,116,000 (2007)

county comparison to the world: 132

Telephone system:

  • general assessment: modern system
  • domestic: modern fiber-optic integrated services; digital network with rapidly growing use of mobile cellular telephones
  • international: country code - 973; landing point for the Fire-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) submarine cable network that provides links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; tropospheric scatter to Qatar and UAE; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; satellite earth station - 1 (2007)

Broadcast radio

Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 3, shortwave 0 (1998)

Broadcast television

Television broadcast stations: 4 (1997)

Internet service

Internet country code: .bh

Internet hosts: 2,621 (2008)

country comparison to the world: 135

Internet users: 250,000 (2007)

country comparison to the world: 124

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the CIA World Factbook document "2009 edition".




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