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Italy Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 26.89 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 78.571 million (2006)
Telephone system: general assessment: modern, well developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data services domestic: high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunks international: country code - 39; a series of submarine cables provide links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA Eutelsat
Radio broadcast stations: AM about 100, FM about 4,600, shortwave 9 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .it
Internet hosts: 17.702 million (2008)
Internet users: 32 million (2007)

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