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    Libya Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 380,000 (1996)

      Telephones - mobile cellular NA

      Telephone system
      general assessment: telecommunications system is being modernized; mobile cellular telephone system became operational in 1996
      domestic: microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, cellular, tropospheric scatter, and a domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations
      international: satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat, NA Arabsat, and NA Intersputnik; submarine cables to France and Italy; microwave radio relay to Tunisia and Egypt; tropospheric scatter to Greece; participant in Medarabtel (1999)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 17, FM 4, shortwave 3 (1998)

      Radios 1.35 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 12 (plus one low-power repeater) (1998)

      Televisions 730,000 (1997)

      Internet country code .ly

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 1 (2000)

      Internet users 20,000 (2001)

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

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