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


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
1.397 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 68
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
7.757 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 74
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: requires considerable expansion and modernization; fixed-line telephony and a broad range of other telecom services are controlled by a state-owned telecommunications monopoly and growth has been stagnant; more competition exists in the mobile-cellular market with four providers in 2009
domestic: teledensity of 17 fixed lines per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity has increased and is rapidly approaching 100 telephones per 100 persons; satellite service connects Baku to a modern switch in its exclave of Nakhchivan
international: country code - 994; the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic link transits Azerbaijan providing international connectivity to neighboring countries; the old Soviet system of cable and microwave is still serviceable; satellite earth stations - 2 (2009)

Broadcast media:
1 state-run and 1 public television channel; 4 domestic commercial TV stations and about 15 regional TV stations; Turkish, Russian, and Iranian TV and radio broadcasts are available, especially in border regions; cable TV services are available in Baku; 1 state-run and 1 public radio network operating; a small number of private commercial radio stations broadcasting; local FM relays of Baku commercial stations are available in many localities; local relays of several international broadcasters had been available until late 2008 when their broadcasts were banned from FM frequencies (2008)

Internet country code:
.az

Internet hosts:
22,737 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 106
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
2.42 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 70
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Azerbaijan Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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