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


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
2.164 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 52
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
10.617 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 62
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: inherited an extensive but antiquated telecommunications network from the Soviet era; quality has improved with a modern digital trunk line now connecting switching centers in most of the regions; remaining areas are connected by digital microwave radio relay
domestic: the Bulgaria Telecommunications Company's fixed-line monopoly terminated in 2005 in an effort to upgrade fixed-line services; mobile-cellular teledensity, fostered by multiple service providers, approached 150 telephones per 100 persons in 2009
international: country code - 359; submarine cable provides connectivity to Ukraine and Russia; a combination submarine cable and land fiber-optic system provides connectivity to Italy, Albania, and Macedonia; satellite earth stations - 3 (1 Intersputnik in the Atlantic Ocean region, 2 Intelsat in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions) (2009)

Broadcast media:
4 national terrestrial television stations with 1 state-owned and 3 privately-owned; a vast array of TV stations are available from cable and satellite TV providers; state-owned national radio broadcasts over 3 networks; large number of private radio stations broadcasting, especially in urban areas (2007)

Internet country code:
.bg

Internet hosts:
785,546 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 46
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
3.395 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 63
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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