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    Syria Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 1.313 million (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular NA

      Telephone system
      general assessment: fair system currently undergoing significant improvement and digital upgrades, including fiber-optic technology
      domestic: coaxial cable and microwave radio relay network
      international: satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); 1 submarine cable; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey; participant in Medarabtel

      Radio broadcast stations AM 14, FM 2, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Radios 4.15 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 44 (plus 17 repeaters) (1995)

      Televisions 1.05 million (1997)

      Internet country code .sy

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 1 (2000)

      Internet users 32,000 (2001)

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

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