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Latvia Communications 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Latvia Communications 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 342,097 (2017 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2017 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 109

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total subscriptions: 2,464,122 (2017 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 127 (2017 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 144

Telephone system:
general assessment: recent efforts focused on bringing competition to the telecommunications sector; the number of fixed lines is decreasing as mobile-cellular telephone service expands; EU regulatory policies, and framework provide guidelines for growth; govt. adopted measures to build a national fibre broadband network, part-funded by European Commission; commercial 5G services in 2019  (2017)
domestic: fixed-line 18 per 100 and mobile-cellular 127 per 100 subscriptions (2017)
international: country code - 371; the Latvian network is now connected via fiber-optic cable to Estonia, Finland, and Sweden (2016)

Broadcast media:
several national and regional commercial TV stations are foreign-owned, 2 national TV stations are publicly owned; system supplemented by privately owned regional and local TV stations; cable and satellite multi-channel TV services with domestic and foreign broadcasts available; publicly owned broadcaster operates 4 radio networks with dozens of stations throughout the country; dozens of private broadcasters also operate radio stations (2007)

Internet country code:
.lv

Internet users:
total: 1,570,374 (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 79.9% (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 120

Broadband - fixed subscriptions:
total: 525,679 (2017 est.)
[see also: Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 27 (2017 est.)
[see also: Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 80


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Latvia on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Latvia Communications 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Latvia Communications 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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