Communications in Jamaica

Communications in Jamaica

Jamaican Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 342,000 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.495 million (2006)

Telephone system: general assessment: fully automatic domestic telephone network domestic: the 1999 agreement to open the market for telecommunications services resulted in rapid growth in mobile-cellular telephone usage while the number of fixed-lines in use has declined; combined mobile-cellular teledensity now exceeds 100 per 100 persons international: country code - 1-876; the Fibralink submarine cable network provides enhanced delivery of business and broadband traffic and is linked to the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) submarine cable in the Dominican Republic; the link to ARCOS-1 provides seamless connectivity to US, parts of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2006)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 10, FM 13, shortwave 0 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 7 (1997)

Internet country code: .jm

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 1.5 million (2007)

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