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    Pakistan Communications - 2004

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      3.655 million (2002)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      1,238,600 (2002)

      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: country code - 92; 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)

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

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      12,707 (2002)

      Internet users:
      1.5 million (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Pakistan 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 Pakistan Communications 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pakistan Communications 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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