Telecommunications in Montenegro


Telecommunications in Montenegro
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Telephony

Fixed telephony

  • Telephones - main lines in use: 170.133 (October 2010) [1]

Services provided by T-Com Montenegro (Owned by Crnogorski Telekom), MTEL (Owned by Telekom Srbija and Ogalar B.V.).

Mobile telephony

  • Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.295.956 (October 2010) [2]

Montenegro currently has the highest penetration of GSM telephony in Europe at 208,98 %. Services are provided by three GSM operators, Telenor Montenegro (Owned by Telenor), T-Mobile Montenegro (Owned by Crnogorski Telekom) and m:tel (Owned by Telekom Srbija and Ogalar). All providers have national coverage, and provide advanced services. 3G telephony began operations in the summer of 2007, with all three operators implementing 3G technology.

Internet

  • Internet users: 280,000 (March 2010) [3]

Internet services are provided by Crnogorski Telekom and MTEL. Crnogorski Telekom provides dial-up and ADSL access, while MTEL provides WiMAX access.

In October 2010, there were 2.347 dial-up connections and 63.155 broadband connections. [4] It is estimated that 280,000, or 41,3% of Montenegrin citizens use the internet, which places Montenegro just below the European average of internet usage.

Broadband access

ADSL became available in Montenegro in 2005. So far, the sole provider of ADSL services in Montenegro is Crnogorski Telekom. There were 55.443 ADSL connections in Montenegro in October 2010 [5], which makes ADSL the most popular internet access technology in the country. Speeds up to 10 Mbit/s downstream are available.

WiMAX access is provided by MTEL. There were 7.381 WiMAX connection in Montenegro in October 2010. [6] Speeds of up to 2048kbit/s/256kbit/s are available.

.me top level domain

.me, the top level domain for Montenegro, was (May 2008) in its “national sunrise” phase. Next were the “general sunrise” and “land rush” periods. Then, starting in July 2008, applications were processed on a “first come, first served” basis.[1]

Broadcast

  • Radio broadcast stations: 31 (2004)
  • Television broadcast stations: 13 (2004)

RTCG is the state-owned public broadcaster with nationwide coverage. Other privately owned television broadcast stations mostly cover major cities in Montenegro.

References

  1. ^ "register.me?". blog.anta.net. 2008-05-04. ISSN 1797-1993. http://blog.anta.net/2008/05/04/registerme/. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

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