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Iraq: Communications

Communications Iraq
Telephones - main lines in use:
675,000 (1997); note - an unknown number of telephone lines were damaged or destroyed during the March-April war
Telephones - mobile cellular:
NA; service available in northern Iraq (2001)
Telephone system:
general assessment: an unknown number of telecommunication facilities were damaged during the March-April 2003 war
domestic: the network consists of coaxial cables and microwave radio relay links
international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Arabsat (inoperative); coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, and Turkey; Kuwait line is probably nonoperational
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 19 (5 are inactive), FM 51, shortwave 4 (1998)
Radios:
4.85 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
13 (1997); note - unknown number were destroyed during the March-April 2003 war
Televisions:
1.75 million (1997)
Internet country code:
.iq
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
1 (2000)
Internet users:
12,500 (2001)

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Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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