United Kingdom Communications 2018, CIA World Factbook
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United Kingdom Communications 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United Kingdom Communications 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 33,510,796
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 52 (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 8

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 78,529,373
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 122 (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 19

Telephone system:
general assessment: technologically advanced domestic and international system
domestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
international: country code - 44; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers (2016)

Broadcast media:
public service broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world; BBC operates multiple TV networks with regional and local TV service; a mixed system of public and commercial TV broadcasters along with satellite and cable systems provide access to hundreds of TV stations throughout the world; BBC operates multiple national, regional, and local radio networks with multiple transmission sites; a large number of commercial radio stations, as well as satellite radio services are available (2008)

Internet country code:
.uk

Internet users:
total: 61,064,454
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 94.8% (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 11


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United Kingdom on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United Kingdom Communications 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom Communications 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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