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


















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


Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
7.32 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 26
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
21.182 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 39
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: highly developed and well maintained
domestic: extensive fixed-line fiber-optic network; large cellular telephone system with 5 major operators utilizing the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) technology; one in five households now use Voice over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) services
international: country code - 31; submarine cables provide links to the US and Europe; satellite earth stations - 5 (3 Intelsat - 1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean, 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (2007)

Broadcast media:
more than 90% of households are connected to cable or satellite TV systems that provide a wide range of domestic and foreign channels; public service broadcast system includes multiple broadcasters, 3 with a national reach and the remainder operating in regional and local markets; 2 major nationwide commercial television companies, each with 3 or more stations, and a large number of commercial TV stations in regional and local markets; nearly 600 radio stations operating with a mix of public and private stations providing national or regional coverage (2008)

Internet country code:
.nl

Internet hosts:
12.607 million (2010)
country comparison to the world: 10
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
14.872 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 27
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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






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