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    Saudi Arabia Communications - 2003

      Telephones - main lines in use: 3.9 million (2002 est.)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.9 million (2002 est.)

      Telephone system: general assessment: modern system
      domestic: extensive microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and fiber-optic cable systems
      international: microwave radio relay to Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Sudan; coaxial cable to Kuwait and Jordan; submarine cable to Djibouti, Egypt and Bahrain; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (3 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 (1998)

      Radios: 6.25 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 117 (1997)

      Televisions: 5.1 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .sa

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 22 (2003)

      Internet users: 1.453 million (2002)

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

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