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Korea, South Communications 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
19.289 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 15
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
47.944 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 25
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: excellent domestic and international services featuring rapid incorporation of new technologies
domestic: fixed-line and mobile-cellular services widely available with a combined telephone subscribership of roughly 140 per 100 persons; rapid assimilation of a full range of telecommunications technologies leading to a boom in e-commerce
international: country code - 82; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 66

Broadcast media:
multiple national television networks with 2 of the 3 largest networks publicly operated; the largest privately-owned network, Seoul Broadcasting Service (SBS), has ties with other commercial TV networks; cable and satellite TV subscription services are available; publicly-operated radio broadcast networks and a large number of privately-owned radio broadcasting networks, each with multiple affiliates, and independent local stations (2008)

Internet country code:
.kr

Internet hosts:
291,329 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 58
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
39.4 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 11
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Korea, South 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 Korea, South Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, South Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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