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Antarctica Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 0; note - information for US bases only (2001)
Telephone system: general assessment: local systems at some research stations domestic: commercial cellular networks operating in a small number of locations international: country code - none allocated; via satellite (including mobile Inmarsat and Iridium systems) to and from all research stations, ships, aircraft, and most field parties (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: FM 2, shortwave 1 (information for US bases only); note - many research stations have a local FM radio station (2007)
Television broadcast stations: 1 (cable system with 6 channels; American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo - information for US bases only) (2002)
Internet country code: .aq
Internet hosts: 7,748 (2008)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Antarctica on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Antarctica Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Antarctica Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.