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France - Communications (Facts)
Telephones - main lines in use: 34.63 million; 33.897 million (metropolitan France) (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 53.023 million; 51.662 million (metropolitan France) (2006)
Telephone system: general assessment: highly developed
domestic: extensive cable and microwave radio relay; extensive introduction of fiber-optic cable; domestic satellite system
international: country code - 33; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (with total of 5 antennas - 2 for Indian Ocean and 3 for Atlantic Ocean), NA Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region); HF radiotelephone communications with more than 20 countries
overseas departments: country codes: French Guiana - 594; Guadeloupe - 590; Martinique - 596; Reunion - 262
Radio broadcast stations: AM 41, FM about 3,500 (this figure is an approximation and includes many repeaters), shortwave 2 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 584 (plus 9,676 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: met
Internet hosts: 3.149 million; 3.148 million (metropolitan France) (2006)
Internet users: 31.295 million; 30.838 million (metropolitan France) (2007)


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