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Albania - Communications (Facts)
Telephones - main lines in use: 353,600 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.53 million (2005)
Telephone system: general assessment: despite new investment in fixed lines, the density of main lines remains the lowest in Europe with roughly 7 lines per 100 people; however, cellular telephone use is widespread and generally effective
domestic: offsetting the shortage of fixed line capacity, mobile phone service has been available since 1996; by 2003 two companies were providing mobile services at a greater density than some of Albania's Balkan neighbors
international: country code - 355; inadequate fixed main lines; adequate cellular connections; international traffic carried by fiber optic cable and, when necessary, by microwave radio relay from the Tirana exchange to Italy and Greece (2003)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 13, FM 46, shortwave 1 (2005)
Television broadcast stations: 65 (3 national, 62 local); 2 cable networks (2005)
Internet country code: .al
Internet hosts: 430 (2006)
Internet users: 471,200 (2006)


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