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    Hungary Communications 1998

      Telephones 2.16 million (1 January 1996) - there are 21.1 per 100 inhabitants, 54.1 per 100 households; mobile telephone services are used by 267,000 subscribers

      Telephone system 14,213 telex lines; automatic telephone network based on microwave radio relay system; the average waiting time for telephones is expected to drop to one year by the end of 1997 (down from over 10 years in the early 1990's); note - the former state-owned telecommunications firm MATAV - now privatized and managed by a US/German consortium - has ambitious plans to upgrade the inadequate system, including a contract with the German firm Siemens and the Swedish firm Ericsson to provide 600,000 new phone lines during 1996-98
      domestic: microwave radio relay
      international: satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean Region)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 32, FM 15, shortwave 0

      Radios 6 million (1993 est.)

      Television broadcast stations 41 (Russian repeaters 8)

      Televisions 4.38 million (1993 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Hungary on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Hungary Communications 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Hungary Communications 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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