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


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
9.556 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 23
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
44.553 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 28
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: modernization of the telecommunications network has accelerated with market-based competition; fixed-line service, dominated by the former state-owned company, is dwarfed by the growth in mobile-cellular services
domestic: mobile-cellular service available since 1993 and provided by three nation-wide networks with a fourth provider beginning operations in late 2006; coverage is generally good with some gaps in the east; fixed-line service lags in rural areas
international: country code - 48; international direct dialing with automated exchanges; satellite earth station - 1 with access to Intelsat, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, and Intersputnik (2009)

Broadcast media:
state-run public television operates 2 national channels supplemented by 16 regional channels and several niche channels; privately-owned entities operate several national TV broadcast networks and a number of special interest channels; large number of privately-owned channels broadcasting locally; roughly half of all households are linked to either satellite or cable TV systems providing access to foreign television networks; state-run public radio operates 5 national networks and 17 regional radio stations; 2 privately-owned national radio networks, several commercial stations broadcasting to multiple cities, and a large number of privately-owned local radio stations (2007)

Internet country code:
.pl

Internet hosts:
10.51 million (2010)
country comparison to the world: 11
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
22.452 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 19
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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