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Syria Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 3.452 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 6.7 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: fair system currently undergoing significant improvement and digital upgrades, including fiber-optic technology domestic: the number of fixed-line connections has increased markedly since 2000; mobile-cellular service growing rapidly and teledensity about 35 wireless telephones per 100 persons; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay network international: country code - 963; submarine cable connection to Cyprus; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey; participant in Medarabtel
Radio broadcast stations: AM 14, FM 2, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 44 (plus 17 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .sy
Internet hosts: 7,857 (2008)
Internet users: 3.47 million (2007)

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