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Philippines Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.633 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 51.795 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: good international radiotelephone and submarine cable services; domestic and interisland service adequate domestic: domestic satellite system with 11 earth stations; cellular communications now dominate the industry; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone density about 60 telephones per 100 persons international: country code - 63; a series of submarine cables together provide connectivity to Asia, US, the Middle East, and Europe; multiple international gateways (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 381, FM 628, shortwave 4 (each shortwave station operates on multiple frequencies in the language of the target audience) (2007)
Television broadcast stations: 250 (plus 1,501 CATV networks) (2007)
Internet country code: .ph
Internet hosts: 283,579 (2008)
Internet users: 5.3 million (2007)

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