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Saudi Arabia Communications 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Saudi Arabia Communications 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


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

Telephones - mobile cellular:
28.381 million (2007)

Telephone system:
general assessment: modern system
domestic: extensive microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and fiber-optic cable systems; mobile-cellular subscribership has been increasing rapidly
international: country code - 966; landing point for the international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks providing connectivity to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; microwave radio relay to Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Sudan; coaxial cable to Kuwait and Jordan; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (3 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 (1998)

Television broadcast stations:
117 (1997)

Internet country code:
.sa

Internet hosts:
141,232 (2008)

Internet users:
6.2 million (2007)


NOTE: The information regarding Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia Communications 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saudi Arabia Communications 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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