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    Mexico Communications - 2005

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      15,958,700 (2003)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      28.125 million (2003)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: low telephone density with about 15.2 main lines per 100 persons; privatized in December 1990; the opening to competition in January 1997 improved prospects for development, but Telmex remains dominant
      domestic: adequate telephone service for business and government, but the population is poorly served; mobile subscribers far outnumber fixed-line subscribers; domestic satellite system with 120 earth stations; extensive microwave radio relay network; considerable use of fiber-optic cable and coaxial cable
      international: country code - 52; satellite earth stations - 32 Intelsat, 2 Solidaridad (giving Mexico improved access to South America, Central America, and much of the US as well as enhancing domestic communications), numerous Inmarsat mobile earth stations; linked to Central American Microwave System of trunk connections; high capacity Columbus-2 fiber-optic submarine cable with access to the US, Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Morocco, Spain, and Italy (1997)

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 850, FM 545, shortwave 15 (2003)

      Television broadcast stations:
      236 (plus repeaters) (1997)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      1,333,406 (2003)

      Internet users:
      10.033 million (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Mexico on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mexico Communications 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mexico Communications 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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