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Mexico Communications 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Mexico Communications 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Telephones - main lines in use:
19.754 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
68.254 million (2007)

Telephone system:
general assessment: adequate telephone service for business and government, but the population is poorly served; mobile subscribers far outnumber fixed-line subscribers; domestic satellite system with 120 earth stations; extensive microwave radio relay network; considerable use of fiber-optic cable and coaxial cable
domestic: low telephone density with about 18 fixed lines per 100 persons; privatized in December 1990; despite the opening to competition in January 1997, Telmex remains dominant; legal challenges to Telmex's alleged anti-competitive behavior in the mobile and fixed-line markets culminated in a World Trade Organization ruling in 2004 against Mexico prompting some strengthening of the powers granted Mexico's telecom regulator; mobile cellular teledensity approaching 65 per 100 persons
international: country code - 52; Columbus-2 fiber-optic submarine cable with access to the US, Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Spain, and Italy; the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) and the MAYA-1 submarine cable system together provide access to Central America, parts of South America and the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 120 (32 Intelsat, 2 Solidaridad (giving Mexico improved access to South America, Central America, and much of the US as well as enhancing domestic communications), 1 Panamsat, numerous Inmarsat mobile earth stations); linked to Central American Microwave System of trunk connections (2007)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 850, FM 545, shortwave 15 (2003)

Television broadcast stations:
236 (plus repeaters) (1997)

Internet country code:
.mx

Internet hosts:
10.653 million (2008)

Internet users:
22.812 million (2007)


NOTE: The information regarding Mexico on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mexico Communications 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mexico Communications 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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