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Kuwait Communications 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Kuwait Communications 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 480,000
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 17 (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 97

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 8.305 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 298 (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 100

Telephone system:
general assessment: the quality of service is excellent
domestic: new telephone exchanges provide a large capacity for new subscribers; trunk traffic is carried by microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and open-wire and fiber-optic cable; a mobile-cellular telephone system operates throughout Kuwait, and the country is
international: country code - 965; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); linked to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE via the Fiber-Optic Gulf (FOG) cable; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; satellite earth stations - 6 (2015)

Broadcast media:
state-owned TV broadcaster operates 4 networks and a satellite channel; several private TV broadcasters have emerged since 2003; satellite TV available with pan-Arab TV stations are especially popular; state-owned Radio Kuwait broadcasts on a number of ch (2007)

Internet country code:
.kw

Internet users:
total: 2.289 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 82.1% (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 93


NOTE: The information regarding Kuwait on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Kuwait Communications 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Kuwait Communications 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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