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Latvia Communications 2011
http://www.theodora.com/wfb2011/latvia/latvia_communications.html
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
644,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 91
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
2.243 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 128
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: recent efforts focused on bringing competition to the telecommunications sector; the number of fixed lines is decreasing as mobile-cellular telephone service expands
domestic: number of telecommunications operators has grown rapidly since the fixed-line market opened to competition in 2003; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership exceeds 125 per 100 persons
international: country code - 371; the Latvian network is now connected via fiber optic cable to Estonia, Finland, and Sweden (2008)

Broadcast media:
several national and regional commercial TV stations are foreign-owned, 2 national TV stations are publicly-owned; system supplemented by privately-owned regional and local TV stations; cable and satellite multi-channel TV services with domestic and foreign broadcasts are available; publicly-owned broadcaster operates 4 radio networks with dozens of stations throughout the country; dozens of private broadcasters also operate radio stations (2007)

Internet country code:
.lv

Internet hosts:
289,478 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 59
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
1.504 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 81
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Latvia on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Latvia Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Latvia Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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