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Belgium Communications 1999

    Telephones: 5.691 million (1992 est.); 1.7 million cellular telephone subscribers (1998)

    Telephone system: highly developed, technologically advanced, and completely automated domestic and international telephone and telegraph facilities
    domestic: nationwide cellular telephone system; extensive cable network; limited microwave radio relay network
    international: 5 submarine cables; satellite earth stations—2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Eutelsat

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 5, FM 77, shortwave 1 (Belgium's single shortwave station, Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal, transmits its programs internationally in Dutch, English, French, and German, using 21 shortwave frequencies)

    Radios: 100,000 (1992 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 24 (in addition, there are Dutch programs on cable, TV-5 Europe by satellite relay, and American Forces Network by relay from Germany) (1997)

    Televisions: 3,315,662 (1993 est.)

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