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Egypt Communications 1999

    Telephones: 3.168 million (1996); 70,000 digital cellular telephone subscribers (1998); 7,400 analog cellular telephone subscribers (1997)

    Telephone system: large system by Third World standards but inadequate for present requirements and undergoing extensive upgrading
    domestic: principal centers at Alexandria, Cairo, Al Mansurah, Ismailia, Suez, and Tanta are connected by coaxial cable and microwave radio relay
    international: satellite earth stations—2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat; 5 coaxial submarine cables; tropospheric scatter to Sudan; microwave radio relay to Israel; participant in Medarabtel

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 57, FM 14, shortwave 3 (1998 est.)

    Radios: 16.45 million (1998 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 42 (in addition, there are nine channels received from Europe by satellite) (1997)

    Televisions: 5 million (1998 est.)

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