Communications in Italy


Communications in Italy

Telephones - main lines in use:26.6 million (2003)

Telephones - mobile cellular:72.2 million (2005)

Telephone system:modern, well-developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data services
"domestic:"high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunks
"international:"satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA Eutelsat; 21 submarine cables

Radio broadcast stations:AM about 100, FM about 4,600, shortwave 9 (1998)

Radios:50.5 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations:358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)

Televisions:30.5 million (1997)

Internet Hosts:1,437,511 (2004)

Internet users:28.87 million (2005)

Country code (Top-level domain): .it


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