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Paraguay Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 168,517 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 7,975,074 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 119 (2021 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: limited progress on structural reform and deficient infrastructure of the landlocked country are obstacles to the telecom platform; effective competition in mobile market, serving 96% of population through LTE; deployment of fiber; operator enabled 109 free Internet points across the country and is looking to expand to 430 points in 2022; dependent on neighboring countries for access to submarine cables (2022)

domestic: fixed-line just over 3 per 100 and mobile-cellular is 119 per 100 of the population (2021)

international: country code - 595; Paraguay's landlocked position means they must depend on neighbors for interconnection with submarine cable networks, making it cost more for broadband services; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2019)

Broadcast media

6 privately owned TV stations; about 75 commercial and community radio stations; 1 state-owned radio network (2019)

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Internet users

total: 5.159 million (2021 est.)

percent of population: 77% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 562,369 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (2020 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Paraguay on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paraguay 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paraguay 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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