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West Bank Communications 2012

SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











West Bank Communications 2012
SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 8,

Telephones - main lines in use:
337,000 (includes Gaza Strip) (2010)
country comparison to the world: 111
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
2.405 million (includes Gaza Strip) (2010)
country comparison to the world: 131
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: continuing political and economic instability has impeded significant liberalization of the telecommunications industry
domestic: Israeli company BEZEK and the Palestinian company PALTEL are responsible for fixed line services; PALTEL plans to establish a fiber-optic connection to Jordan to route domestic mobile calls; the Palestinian JAWWAL company and WATANIYA PALESTINE provide cellular services
international: country code - 970; 1 international switch in Ramallah (2009) (2009)

Broadcast media:
the Palestinian Authority operates 1 television and 1 radio station; about 30 independent TV and 25 radio stations operating; Jordanian TV is available; satellite TV is accessible (2008)

Internet country code:
.ps; note - same as Gaza Strip

Internet users:
1.379 million (includes Gaza Strip) (2009)
country comparison to the world: 88
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding West Bank on this page is re-published from the 2012 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of West Bank Communications 2012 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank Communications 2012 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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