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Communications in Antarctica

Telephones - main lines in use: 0
(note: information for US bases only (2001))

Telephones - mobile cellular: NA; Iridium system in use

Telephone system:
general assessment: local systems at some research stations
domestic: NA
international: via satellite from some research stations

Radio broadcast stations: AM: NA, FM: 2, shortwave: 1
(note: information for US bases only (2002))

Radios: NA

Television broadcast stations: 1 (cable system with six channels; American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo)
(note: information for US bases only (2002))

Televisions: several hundred at McMurdo Station (US)
(note: information for US bases only (2001))

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA

Country code (Top level domain): AQ

Information from CIA World Factbook, 2002 edition

See also: Antarctica

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