Communications in Italy

Communications in Italy

Italian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 26.89 million (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 78.571 million (2006)

Telephone system: general assessment: modern, well developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data services domestic: high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunks international: country code - 39; a series of submarine cables provide links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA Eutelsat

Radio broadcast stations: AM about 100, FM about 4,600, shortwave 9 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)

Internet country code: .it

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 32 million (2007)

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