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World > Middle East > Turkmenistan > Communications (Facts)

Turkmenistan - Communications (Facts)
Telephones - main lines in use: 495,000 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 105,000 (2005)
Telephone system: general assessment: poorly developed
domestic: Turkmenistan's telecommunications network remains woefully underdeveloped; Turkmentelekom, in cooperation with foreign investors, is planning to upgrade the country's telephone exchanges and install a new digital switching system
international: country code - 993; linked by cable and microwave radio relay to other CIS republics and to other countries by leased connections to the Moscow international gateway switch; a new telephone link from Ashgabat to Iran has been established; a new exchange in Ashgabat switches international traffic through Turkey via Intelsat; satellite earth stations - 1 Orbita and 1 Intelsat (2006)
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: 585 (2006)
Internet users: 64,800 (2006)


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