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Communications in Singapore

Singapore's telecommunications and telephone facilities are state-of-the-art, providing high-quality communications with the rest of the world. Radio and television stations are all government-owned entities. The print media[?] is dominated by a company with close ties to the government. Daily newspapers are published in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil.

Telephones - main lines in use: 54.6 million (including 46.62 million that serve facsimile machines, computers, and other communication devices) (1998)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.02 million (1998)

Telephone system: good domestic facilities; good international service
domestic: NA
international: submarine cables to Malaysia (Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia), Indonesia, and the Philippines; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Pacific Ocean), and 1 Inmarsat (Pacific Ocean region)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 15, shortwave 5 (1998)

Radios: 2.55 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 4 (1997)

Televisions: 1.33 million (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 8 (1999)

Country code (Top level domain): SG

See also : Singapore

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