Australia



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Australia Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 9.76 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 21.26 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: excellent domestic and international service domestic: domestic satellite system; significant use of radiotelephone in areas of low population density; rapid growth of mobile cellular telephones international: country code - 61; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable with links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; the Southern Cross fiber optic submarine cable provides links to New Zealand and the United States; satellite earth stations - 19 (10 Intelsat - 4 Indian Ocean and 6 Pacific Ocean, 2 Inmarsat - Indian and Pacific Ocean regions, 2 Globalstar, 5 other) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 262, FM 345, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 104 (1997)
Internet country code: .au
Internet hosts: 11.134 million (2008)
Internet users: 11.24 million (2007)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Australia 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 Australia Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.