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


















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Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
812,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 86
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
448,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 160
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: meets minimum requirements for local and intercity service for business and government
domestic: system barely capable of providing basic service; mobile-cellular phone system is grossly underdeveloped with a subscribership base of only 1 per 100 persons
international: country code - 95; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2, Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and ShinSat (2009)

Broadcast media:
government controls all domestic broadcast media; 3 state-controlled television stations with 1 of the stations controlled by the armed forces; a fourth TV channel, a pay-TV station, is a joint state-private venture; access to satellite TV is limited with residents required to register and pay a fee for all satellite television receivers; 2 state-controlled domestic radio stations; transmissions of several international broadcasters are available in Burma; the opposition-backed station Democratic Voice of Burma broadcasts into Burma via shortwave (2009)

Internet country code:
.mm

Internet hosts:
172 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 198
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
110,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 158
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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