Nicaragua



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Nicaragua Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 247,900 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.123 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: system being upgraded by foreign investment; nearly all installed telecommunications capacity now uses digital technology, owing to investments since privatization of the formerly state-owned telecommunications company domestic: since privatization, access to fixed-line and mobile-cellular services has improved but teledensity still lags behind other Central American countries; connected to Central American Microwave System international: country code - 505; the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber optic submarine cable provides connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region) and 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 63, FM 32, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 3 (plus 7 repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code: .ni
Internet hosts: 58,157 (2008)
Internet users: 155,000 (2006)

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