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











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


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 36,524,978
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 26 (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 7

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 227.288 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 160 (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 7

Telephone system:
general assessment: the telephone system is experiencing significant changes; more than 1,000 companies licensed to offer communication services; access to digital lines has improved, particularly in urban centers; progress made toward building the telecommunications infrast
domestic: cross-country digital trunk lines run from Saint Petersburg to Khabarovsk, and from Moscow to Novorossiysk; the telephone systems in 60 regional capitals have modern digital infrastructures; cellular services, both analog and digital, are available in man
international: country code - 7; connected internationally by undersea fiber -optic cables; satellite earth stations provide access to Intelsat, Intersputnik, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, and Orbita systems (2011)

Broadcast media:
13 national TV stations with the federal government owning 1 and holding a controlling interest in a second; state-owned Gazprom maintains a controlling interest in 2 of the national channels; government-affiliated Bank Rossiya owns controlling interest i (2016)

Internet country code:
.ru; note - Russia also has responsibility for a legacy domain ".su" that was allocated to the Soviet Union and is being phased out

Internet users:
total: 104.553 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 73.4% (July 2015 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 7


NOTE: The information regarding Russia 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 Russia Communications 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Russia Communications 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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