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    Turkmenistan Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 363,000 (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 4,300 (1998)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: poorly developed
      domestic: NA
      international: linked by cable and microwave radio relay to other CIS republics and to other countries by leased connections to the Moscow international gateway switch; a new telephone link from Ashgabat to Iran has been established; a new exchange in Ashgabat switches international traffic through Turkey via Intelsat; satellite earth stations - 1 Orbita and 1 Intelsat

      Radio broadcast stations AM 16, FM 8, shortwave 2 (1998)

      Radios 1.225 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 3 (much programming relayed from Russia and Turkey) (1997)

      Televisions 820,000 (1997)

      Internet country code .tm

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) NA

      Internet users 2,000 (2000)

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

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