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Australia Communications

    Telephones: 8.7 million (1987 est.)

    Telephone system: excellent domestic and international service
    domestic: domestic satellite system
    international: submarine cables to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia; satellite earth stations—10 Intelsat (4 Indian Ocean and 6 Pacific Ocean), 2 Inmarsat (Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions)

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 262, FM 345, shortwave 1 (Australia's only shortwave station, Radio Australia, broadcasts to the world in seven languages, using 23 frequencies) (1998)

    Radios: NA

    Television broadcast stations: 104 (64 of these stations are government-owned and 40 are commercial) (1997)

    Televisions: 9.2 million (1992 est.)

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