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    Mexico Communications - 2003

      Telephones - main lines in use: 12.332 million (2000)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.02 million (1998)

      Telephone system: general assessment: low telephone density with about 12 main lines per 100 persons; privatized in December 1990; the opening to competition in January 1997 improved prospects for development
      domestic: adequate telephone service for business and government, but the population is poorly served; domestic satellite system with 120 earth stations; extensive microwave radio relay network; considerable use of fiber-optic cable, coaxial cable, and mobile cellular service
      international: satellite earth stations - 32 Intelsat, 2 Solidaridad (giving Mexico improved access to South America, Central America, and much of the US as well as enhancing domestic communications), numerous Inmarsat mobile earth stations; linked to Central American Microwave System of trunk connections; high capacity Columbus-2 fiber-optic submarine cable with access to the US, Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Morocco, Spain, and Italy (1997)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 851, FM 598, shortwave 16 (2000)

      Radios: 31 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 236 (plus repeaters) (1997)

      Televisions: 25.6 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .mx

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 51 (2000)

      Internet users: 3.5 million (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Mexico on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mexico Communications 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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