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United Kingdom Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 33.682 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 71.992 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: technologically advanced domestic and international system domestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems international: country code - 44; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers
Radio broadcast stations: AM 219, FM 431, shortwave 3 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 228 (plus 3,523 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .uk
Internet hosts: 8.269 million (2008)
Internet users: 40.2 million (2007)

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