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    Tunisia Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 654,000 (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 50,000 (1998)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: above the African average and continuing to be upgraded; key centers are Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte, and Tunis; Internet access available
      domestic: trunk facilities consist of open-wire lines, coaxial cable, and microwave radio relay
      international: 5 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria and Libya; participant in Medarabtel; two international gateway digital switches

      Radio broadcast stations AM 7, FM 20, shortwave 2 (1998)

      Radios 2.06 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 26 (plus 76 repeaters) (1995)

      Televisions 920,000 (1997)

      Internet country code .tn

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 1 (2000)

      Internet users 280,000 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Tunisia on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tunisia Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tunisia Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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