Communications in Chile

Communications in Chile

Chilean Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.379 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 13.955 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: privatization begun in 1988; most advanced telecommunications infrastructure in South America; modern system based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities; fixed-line connections have dropped in recent years as mobile-cellular usage continues to increase, reaching a level of 85 telephones per 100 persons domestic: extensive microwave radio relay links; domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations international: country code - 56; submarine cables provide links to the US and to Central and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 180, FM 64, shortwave 17 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 63 (plus 121 repeaters) (1997)

Internet country code: .cl

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 5.57 million (2007)

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