| COUNTRIES | GEOGRAPHIC NAMES | GEOLOGY | USA STATS | CHINA STATS | COUNTRY CODES | AIRPORTS | RELIGION | JOBS |

Saudi Arabia Communications 2011
https://theodora.com/wfb2011/saudi_arabia/saudi_arabia_communications.html
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES Spanish Simplified Chinese French German Russian Hindi Arabic Portuguese



Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
4.171 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 36
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
44.864 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 27
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: modern system including a combination of extensive microwave radio relays, coaxial cables, and fiber-optic cables
domestic: mobile-cellular subscribership has been increasing rapidly
international: country code - 966; landing point for the international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks providing connectivity to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; microwave radio relay to Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Sudan; coaxial cable to Kuwait and Jordan; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (3 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region) (2008)

Broadcast media:
broadcast media are state-controlled; state-run TV operates 4 networks; Saudi Arabia is a major market for pan-Arab satellite TV broadcasters; state-run radio operates several networks; multiple international broadcasters are available (2007)

Internet country code:
.sa

Internet hosts:
488,598 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 51
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
9.774 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 30
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



- Please bookmark this page (add it to your favorites).
- If you wish to link to this page, you can do so by referring to the URL address below this line.

https://theodora.com/wfb2011/saudi_arabia/saudi_arabia_communications.html


This page was last modified 09-Feb-11
Copyright © 1995-2011 ITA all rights reserved.