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    France Communications - 2003

      Telephones - main lines in use: 34.86 million (yearend 1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 11.078 million (yearend 1998)

      Telephone system: general assessment: highly developed
      domestic: extensive cable and microwave radio relay; extensive introduction of fiber-optic cable; domestic satellite system
      international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (with total of 5 antennas - 2 for Indian Ocean and 3 for Atlantic Ocean), NA Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region); HF radiotelephone communications with more than 20 countries

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 41, FM about 3,500 (this figure is an approximation and includes many repeaters), shortwave 2 (1998)

      Radios: 55.3 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 584 (plus 9,676 repeaters) (1995)

      Televisions: 34.8 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .fr

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 62 (2000)

      Internet users: 16.97 million (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding France on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about France Communications 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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