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Kyrgyzstan Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 482,100 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.152 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: telecommunications infrastructure is growing; fixed line penetration remains low and concentrated in urban areas domestic: multiple mobile cellular service providers with growing coverage; mobile cellular subscribership reached 40 per 100 persons in 2007 international: country code - 996; connections with other CIS countries by landline or microwave radio relay and with other countries by leased connections with Moscow international gateway switch and by satellite; satellite earth stations - 2 (1 Intersputnik, 1 Intelsat); connected internationally by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 3 (plus 10 repeater stations), FM 23, shortwave NA (2007)
Television broadcast stations: 8 (2 countrywide and 6 regional stations; state-owned); note - there are about 20 private TV stations, most of which rebroadcast other channels (2007)
Internet country code: .kg
Internet hosts: 56,905 (2008)
Internet users: 750,000 (2007)

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