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Syria Communications 2014
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SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 31, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
4.425 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 36
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
12.928 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 66
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: fair system currently undergoing significant improvement and digital upgrades, including fiber-optic technology and expansion of the network to rural areas; the armed insurgency that began in 2011 has led to major disruptions to the network and has caused telephone and Internet outages throughout the country
domestic: the number of fixed-line connections has increased markedly since 2000; mobile-cellular service growing with telephone subscribership nearly 60 per 100 persons in 2011
international: country code - 963; submarine cable connection to Egypt, Lebanon, and 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 (2011)

Broadcast media:
state-run TV and radio broadcast networks; state operates 2 TV networks and a satellite channel; roughly two-thirds of Syrian homes have a satellite dish providing access to foreign TV broadcasts; 3 state-run radio channels; first private radio station launched in 2005; private radio broadcasters prohibited from transmitting news or political content (2007)

Internet country code:
.sy

Internet hosts:
416 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 187
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
4.469 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 52
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Syria on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Syria Communications 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Syria Communications 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.



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