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Chile Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.379 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 13.955 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: privatization begun in 1988; most advanced telecommunications infrastructure in South America; modern system based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities; fixed-line connections have dropped in recent years as mobile-cellular usage continues to increase, reaching a level of 85 telephones per 100 persons domestic: extensive microwave radio relay links; domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations international: country code - 56; submarine cables provide links to the US and to Central and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 180 (8 inactive), FM 64, shortwave 17 (1 inactive) (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 63 (plus 121 repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code: .cl
Internet hosts: 847,215 (2008)
Internet users: 5.57 million (2007)

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