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Laos 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:
132,200 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 137
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
3.235 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 111
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: service to general public is poor but improving; the government relies on a radiotelephone network to communicate with remote areas
domestic: multiple service providers; mobile cellular usage growing very rapidly
international: country code - 856; satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region) and a second to be developed by China (2008)

Broadcast media:
2 television stations operating out of Vientiane - 1 government-operated and the other jointly-owned by the government and a Thai company; roughly 15 provincial stations operating with nearly all programming relayed via satellite from the government-operated station in Vientiane; relays from Hanoi provide access to a Vietnamese television station; broadcasts available from stations in Thailand and Vietnam in border areas; multi-channel satellite and cable TV systems provide access to a wide range of foreign stations; state-controlled radio with state-operated Lao National Radio (LNR) broadcasting on 5 frequencies - 1 AM, 2 SW, and 2 FM; LNR's AM and FM programs are relayed via satellite constituting a large part of the programming schedules of the provincial radio stations; Thai radio broadcasts available in border areas and transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are also accessible (2008)

Internet country code:
.la

Internet hosts:
1,468 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 162
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
300,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 130
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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