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    Iraq Communications - 2006

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      1,034,200 (2004)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      574,000 (2004)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: the 2003 war severely disrupted telecommunications throughout Iraq including international connections; USAID is overseeing the repair of switching capability and the construction of mobile and satellite communication facilities
      domestic: repairs to switches and lines destroyed during the 2003 war continue, but sabotage remains a problem; additional switching capacity is improving access; cellular service is available and centered on three regional GSM networks, improving country-wide connectivity
      international: country code - 964; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Arabsat (inoperative); coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, and Turkey; desite a new satellite gateway, international calls outside of Baghdad remain problematic

      Radio broadcast stations:
      after 17 months of unregulated media growth, there are approximately 80 radio stations on the air inside Iraq (2004)

      Television broadcast stations:
      21 (2004)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      4 (2005)

      Internet users:
      36,000 (2005)

      NOTE: The information regarding Iraq on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iraq Communications 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iraq Communications 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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