Jordan



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Jordan Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 585,500 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 4.771 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: service has improved recently with increased use of digital switching equipment; microwave radio relay transmission and coaxial and fiber-optic cable are employed on trunk lines; growing mobile-cellular usage in both urban and rural areas is reducing use of fixed-line services; Internet penetration remains modest and slow-growing domestic: 1995 telecommunications law opened all non-fixed-line services to private competition; in 2005, monopoly over fixed-line services terminated and the entire telecommunications sector was opened to competition; mobile-cellular usage is increasing rapidly and teledensity reached 80 per 100 persons in 2007 international: country code - 962; landing point for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) submarine cable network that provides links to Asia, Middle East, Europe; satellite earth stations - 33 (3 Intelsat, 1 Arabsat, and 29 land and maritime Inmarsat terminals); fiber-optic cable to Saudi Arabia and microwave radio relay link with Egypt and Syria; participant in Medarabtel (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: FM 31 (2007)
Television broadcast stations: 22 (2007)
Internet country code: .jo
Internet hosts: 21,150 (2008)
Internet users: 1.127 million (2007)

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