Telecommunications in Chile


Telecommunications in Chile

The technical regulator of communications in Chile is the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, through the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel).

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Telephone

  • Main lines in use: 3.379 million (2007)[1]
  • Mobile cellular: 13.955 million (2007)[1]
  • System: privatization began in 1988; advanced telecommunications infrastructure; modern system based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities; fixed-line connections have dropped in recent years as mobile-cellular usage continues to increase, reaching a level of 85 telephones per 100 persons[1]
    • Domestic: extensive microwave radio relay links; domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations
    • international: country code - 56; submarine cables provide links to the US and to Central and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio

  • Broadcast stations: 1,490 (175 AM; 1,315 FM) (2006)[2]

Television

Internet

  • Internet hosts: 847,215 (2008)[1]
  • Internet users: 5.57 million (2007)[1]
  • Internet country code: .cl[1]

Other technical details

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Chile". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ci.html. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ Compendio Estadístico 2006, INE.

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