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    Pakistan Communications - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/pakistan/pakistan_communications.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Telephones - main lines in use 2.861 million (March 1999)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 158,000 (1998)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: the domestic system is mediocre, but improving; service is adequate for government and business use, in part because major businesses have established their own private systems; since 1988, the government has promoted investment in the national telecommunications system on a priority basis, significantly increasing network capacity; despite major improvements in trunk and urban systems, telecommunication services are still not readily available to the majority of the rural population
      domestic: microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, cellular, and satellite networks
      international: satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean); 3 operational international gateway exchanges (1 at Karachi and 2 at Islamabad); microwave radio relay to neighboring countries (1999)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 27, FM 1, shortwave 21 (1998)

      Radios 13.5 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 22 (plus seven low-power repeaters) (1997)

      Televisions 3.1 million (1997)

      Internet country code .pk

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 30 (2000)

      Internet users 1.2 million (2000)

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

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