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Turkmenistan Communications 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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Telephones - main lines in use:
495,000 (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
810,000 (2008)

Telephone system:
general assessment: telecommunications network remains underdeveloped and progress toward improvement is slow; strict government control and censorship inhibits liberalization and modernization
domestic: Turkmentelekom, in cooperation with foreign partners, has installed high speed fiber-optic lines and has upgraded most of the country's telephone exchanges and switching centers with new digital technology; mobile telephone usage is expanding with Russia's Mobile Telesystems (MTS) the primary service provider
international: country code - 993; linked by fiber-optic cable and microwave radio relay to other CIS republics and to other countries by leased connections to the Moscow international gateway switch; an exchange in Ashgabat switches international traffic through Turkey via Intelsat; satellite earth stations - 1 Orbita and 1 Intelsat (2008)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 16, FM 8, shortwave 2 (1998)

Television broadcast stations:
4 (government-owned and programmed) (2004)

Internet country code:
.tm

Internet hosts:
755 (2009)

Internet users:
75,000 (2008)


NOTE: The information regarding Turkmenistan on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Turkmenistan Communications 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Turkmenistan Communications 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.



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