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Argentina Communications 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
9.764 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 22
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
51.891 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 22
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: the "Telecommunications Liberalization Plan of 1998" opened the telecommunications market to competition and foreign investment encouraging the growth of modern telecommunications technology; fiber-optic cable trunk lines are being installed between all major cities; major networks are entirely digital and the availability of telephone service is improving
domestic: microwave radio relay, fiber-optic cable, and a domestic satellite system with 40 earth stations serve the trunk network; fixed-line teledensity is increasing gradually and mobile-cellular subscribership is increasing rapidly; broadband Internet services are gaining ground
international: country code - 54; landing point for the Atlantis-2, UNISUR, South America-1, and South American Crossing/Latin American Nautilus submarine cable systems that provide links to Europe, Africa, South and Central America, and US; satellite earth stations - 112; 2 international gateways near Buenos Aires (2009)

Broadcast media:
government owns a TV station and a radio network; more than 2 dozen TV stations and hundreds of privately-owned radio stations; high rate of cable TV subscription usage (2007)

Internet country code:
.ar

Internet hosts:
6.025 million (2010)
country comparison to the world: 16
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
13.694 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 28
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Argentina on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Argentina Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Argentina Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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