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    Australia Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 9.58 million (1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 6.4 million (1998)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: excellent domestic and international service
      domestic: domestic satellite system; much use of radiotelephone in areas of low population density; rapid growth of mobile cellular telephones
      international: submarine cables to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (4 Indian Ocean and 6 Pacific Ocean), 2 Inmarsat (Indian and Pacific Ocean regions) (1998)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 262, FM 345, shortwave 1 (1998)

      Radios: 25.5 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 104 (1997)

      Televisions: 10.15 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .au

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 264 (2000)

      Internet users: 7.77 million (2000)

      NOTE: The information regarding Australia on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Australia Communications 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia Communications 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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