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    Azerbaijan Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 663,000 (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 40,000 (1997)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: inadequate; requires considerable expansion and modernization; teledensity of 8.6 main lines per 100 persons is very low
      domestic: the majority of telephones are in Baku and other industrial centers - about 700 villages still without public telephone service; satellite service connects Baku to a modern switch in its exclave of Naxcivan
      international: the old Soviet system of cable and microwave is still serviceable; a satellite connection to Turkey enables Baku to reach about 200 additional countries, some of which are directly connected to Baku by satellite providers other than Turkey (1997)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 10, FM 17, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Radios 175,000 (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 2 (1997)

      Televisions 170,000 (1997)

      Internet country code .az

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 2 (2000)

      Internet users 12,000 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Azerbaijan Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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