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    Saudi Arabia Communications - 2004

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      3,317,500 (2002)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      5.008 million (2002)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: modern system
      domestic: extensive microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and fiber-optic cable systems
      international: country code - 966; microwave radio relay to Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Sudan; coaxial cable to Kuwait and Jordan; submarine cable to Djibouti, Egypt and Bahrain; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (3 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region)

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 (1998)

      Television broadcast stations:
      117 (1997)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      14,788 (2002)

      Internet users:
      1,418,900 (2002)

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

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