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Communications in Portugal

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.724 million (1996)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 7,977,500 (2001) Cell Networks(2G/3G): TMN - Telecomunicações Móveis Nacionais (2G+3G licence) Vodafone (2G+3G licence) ; Yorn (Virtual Carrier, runs under Vodafone prefix) Optimus (2G+3G licence); Oniway (3G licence, not yet started)

Telephone system:
domestic: generally adequate integrated network of coaxial cables, open wire, microwave radio relay, and domestic satellite earth stations
international: 6 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat; tropospheric scatter to Azores; note - an earth station for Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region) is planned

Radio broadcast stations: AM 47, FM 172 (many are repeaters), shortwave 2 (1998)

Radios: 3.02 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 36 (plus 62 repeaters) (1997)

Televisions: 3.31 million (1997)

Television Networks: (mid-2003)

RTP (includes: RTP1, RTP2, NTV(cable)) public operator SIC (includes: SIC, SIC Noticias (cable), SIC Mulher(cable), SIC Radical(cable), SIC Gold(cable)) private operator TVI (includes: TVI) private operator

Regional: NTV (operated by RTP on cable) RTP Acores(on-air) RTP Madeira(on-air)

International: RTPi(sat/cable) RTP África(sat/cable/on-air)

Analog TV system: PAL (625 line, 50 Hz.)

NOTE: Most TV Networks have specific interactive TV(cable) oriented services.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 20 (1999)

Country code (Top level domain): PT

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