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Sweden: Communications

Communications Sweden
Telephones - main lines in use:
6.017 million (December 1998)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
3.835 million (October 1998)
Telephone system:
general assessment: excellent domestic and international facilities; automatic system
domestic: coaxial and multiconductor cables carry most of the voice traffic; parallel microwave radio relay systems carry some additional telephone channels
international: 5 submarine coaxial cables; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Sweden shares the Inmarsat earth station with the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 1, FM 265, shortwave 1 (1998)
8.25 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
169 (plus 1,299 repeaters) (1995)
4.6 million (1997)
Internet country code:
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
29 (2000)
Internet users:
6.02 million (2002)

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Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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