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    Netherlands Communications - 2003

      Telephones - main lines in use: 9,132,400 (1999)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 4,081,891 (April 1999)

      Telephone system: general assessment: highly developed and well maintained
      domestic: the existing system of multi-conductor cables is gradually being replaced by fiber-optic cables; the density of cellular telephone traffic is rapidly increasing and further modernization of the system is expected in 2001, with the introduction of the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
      international: 5 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean), 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions) (1996)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 4, FM 58, shortwave 3 (1998)

      Radios: 15.3 million (1996)

      Television broadcast stations: 21 (plus 26 repeaters) (1995)

      Televisions: 8.1 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .nl

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 52 (2000)

      Internet users: 9.73 million (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Netherlands 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 Netherlands Communications 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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