Belarus



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Belarus Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.672 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 5.96 million (2006)
Telephone system: general assessment: Belarus lags behind its neighbors in upgrading telecommunications infrastructure; state-owned Beltelcom is the sole provider of fixed-line local and long distance service; fixed-line teledensity of roughly 35 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density of about 60 per 100 persons; modernization of the network progressing with roughly two-thirds of switching equipment now digital domestic: fixed-line penetration is improving although rural areas continue to be underserved; 3 GSM wireless networks are experiencing rapid growth; strict government controls on telecommunications technologies international: country code - 375; Belarus is a member of the Trans-European Line (TEL), Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line, and has access to the Trans-Siberia Line (TSL); 3 fiber-optic segments provide connectivity to Latvia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine; worldwide service is available to Belarus through this infrastructure; additional analog lines to Russia; Intelsat, Eutelsat, and Intersputnik earth stations (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 28, FM 37, shortwave 11 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 47 (plus 27 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .by
Internet hosts: 68,118 (2008)
Internet users: 6 million (2007)

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