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Cuba 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:
1.168 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 71
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
443,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 162
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: greater investment beginning in 1994 and the establishment of a new Ministry of Information Technology and Communications in 2000 has resulted in improvements in the system; national fiber-optic system under development; 95% of switches digitized by end of 2006; mobile-cellular telephone service is expensive and must be paid in convertible pesos, which effectively limits subscribership
domestic: fixed-line density remains low at less than 10 per 100 inhabitants; mobile-cellular service expanding but remains less than 5 per 100 persons
international: country code - 53; fiber-optic cable laid to but not linked to US network; satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region) (2009)

Broadcast media:
government owns and controls all broadcast media with private ownership of electronic media prohibited; government operates 4 national TV networks and many local TV stations; government operates 6 national radio networks, an international station, and many local radio stations; Radio-TV Marti is beamed from the US (2007)

Internet country code:
.cu

Internet hosts:
3,025 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 146
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
1.606 million
country comparison to the world: 79
note: private citizens are prohibited from buying computers or accessing the Internet without special authorization; foreigners may access the Internet in large hotels but are subject to firewalls; some Cubans buy illegal passwords on the black market or take advantage of public outlets to access limited email and the government-controlled "intranet" (2009)
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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