Jordan



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Jordan Communications 2007

Telephones - main lines in use: 614,000 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 4.343 million (2006)
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; better access to the fixed-line telephone system is needed in the rural areas and easier access to pay telephones is needed by the urban public 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 is approaching 75 per 100 persons 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 - 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
Radio broadcast stations: AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1999)
Television broadcast stations: 20 (plus 96 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .jo
Internet hosts: 2,500 (2007)
Internet users: 796,900 (2006)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Jordan on this page is re-published from the 2007 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jordan Communications 2007 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jordan Communications 2007 should be addressed to the CIA.