Telecommunications in Switzerland


Telecommunications in Switzerland

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Telephones

In 2007 there were 5 million fixed telephone lines in use and 8,096,000 mobile phones, more than one per capita.

The telephone system is described as providing "excellent domestic and international services" and having an "extensive cable and microwave radio relay networks" in the CIA World Factbook.

Radio and television

In 1998 the number of radio receivers in the country was totaled in 7,100,000, on average one per inhabitant; in 2004 there were 113 FM and 4 AM radio stations in the country, without counting many other low power stations.

Also, in 1995, there were 108 television stations and 3,310,000 television sets.

Internet

The country code top-level domain for Swiss web pages is .ch, coming from the Latin language name of the confederation, Confederation Helvetica. There were 115 Internet Service Providers in Switzerland and Liechtenstein) in 1999 and as of 2008, 4,610,000 internet users.

See also

  • Media in Switzerland

References



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