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


















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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
255,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 121
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
3.204 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 112
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: system being upgraded by foreign investment; nearly all installed telecommunications capacity now uses digital technology, owing to investments since privatization of the formerly state-owned telecommunications company
domestic: since privatization, access to fixed-line and mobile-cellular services has improved but teledensity still lags behind other Central American countries; fixed-line teledensity roughly 5 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone subscribership is increasing and reached 55 per 100 persons in 2009; connected to Central American Microwave System
international: country code - 505; the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber optic submarine cable provides connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region) and 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2009)

Broadcast media:
multiple privately-owned terrestrial television networks, supplemented by cable TV in most urban areas; of more than 100 radio broadcast stations, nearly all are privately owned; Radio Nicaragua is government-owned and Radio Sandino is controlled by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) (2007)

Internet country code:
.ni

Internet hosts:
157,162 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 70
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
199,800 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 141
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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