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


















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


Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
1.101 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 74
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
5.004 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 95
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: telecommunications system is state-owned and service is poor, but investment is being made to upgrade; state retains monopoly in fixed-line services; mobile-cellular telephone system became operational in 1996
domestic: multiple providers for a mobile telephone system that is growing rapidly; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is approaching 100 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 218; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat, NA Arabsat, and NA Intersputnik; submarine cable to France and Italy; microwave radio relay to Tunisia and Egypt; tropospheric scatter to Greece; participant in Medarabtel (2009)

Broadcast media:
state controls broadcast media; state-owned terrestrial TV station and about a half-dozen state-owned satellite stations broadcast; some provinces operate local TV stations; a single, non-state-owned TV station launched in 2007; pan-Arab satellite TV stations are available; state-owned radio broadcasts on a number of frequencies, some of which carry regional programming; Voice of Africa, Libya's external radio service, can also be heard; a single, non-state-owned radio station broadcasting (2007)

Internet country code:
.ly

Internet hosts:
12,432 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 121
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
353,900 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 124
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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






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