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Communications in Estonia

Telephones - main lines in use: 476,078 (year end 1998)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 246,000 (year end 1998)

Telephone system: Foreign investment in the form of joint business ventures greatly improved telephone service. Internet services are available throughout most of the country; there are about 150,000 unfilled subscriber requests.
domestic: local - the [[Estonian Ministry of Transport and Communications |Ministry of Transport and Communications]] is expanding cellular telephone services to form rural networks; intercity - highly developed fiber-optic[?] backbone (double loop) system presently serving at least 16 major cities (1998)
international: Fiber-optic cables to Finland, Sweden, Latvia, and Russia provide worldwide packet switched service. Two international switches are located in Tallinn.

Radio broadcast stations: AM 3 (all AM stations inactive since July 1998), FM 82, shortwave 1 (1998)

Radios: 1.01 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 31 (plus five repeaters) (September 1995)

Televisions: 605,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 6 (1999)

Country code: EE

See also : Estonia



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