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    Jordan Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 403,000 (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 11,500 (1995)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: service has improved recently with the increased use of digital switching equipment, but better access to the telephone system is needed in the rural areas and easier access to pay telephones is needed by the urban public
      domestic: microwave radio relay transmission and coaxial and fiber-optic cable are employed on trunk lines; considerable use of mobile cellular systems; Internet service is available
      international: satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat, 1 Arabsat, and 29 land and maritime Inmarsat terminals; fiber-optic cable to Saudi Arabia and microwave radio relay link with Egypt and Syria; connection to international submarine cable FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe); participant in MEDARABTEL; international links total about 4,000

      Radio broadcast stations AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1999)

      Radios 1.66 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 20 (plus 96 repeaters) (1995)

      Televisions 500,000 (1997)

      Internet country code .jo

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 5 (2000)

      Internet users 210,000 (2001)

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

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