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    Albania Communications - 2004

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      240,000 (2003)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      851,000 (2002)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: Despite new investment in fixed lines, the density of main lines remains the lowest in Europe with roughly 8 lines per 100 people. However, cellular telephone use is widespread and generally effective.
      domestic: offsetting the shortage of fixed line capacity, mobile phone service has been available since 1996; by 2003 two companies were providing mobile services at a greater density than some of Albania's Balkan neighbors
      international: country code - 355; inadequate fixed main lines; adequate cellular connections; international traffic carried by microwave radio relay from the Tirana exchange to Italy and Greece (2003)

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 13, FM 4, shortwave 2 (2001)

      Television broadcast stations:
      3 (plus 58 repeaters) (2001)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      172 (2002)

      Internet users:
      17,000 (2003)

      NOTE: The information regarding Albania on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Albania Communications 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Albania Communications 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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