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Tunisia Communications

    Telephones: 560,000 (1996 est.); 3,185 cellular telephone subscribers (1998 est.)

    Telephone system: the system is above the African average and is continuing to be upgraded; key centers are Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte, and Tunis; Internet access is available through two private service providers licensed by the government
    domestic: trunk facilities consist of open-wire lines, coaxial cable, and microwave radio relay
    international: 5 submarine cables; satellite earth stations—1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat with back-up control station; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria and Libya; participant in Medarabtel

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 7, FM 8, shortwave 1 (1998 est.)

    Radios: 1.7 million (1998 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 19 (these are network stations; there are some additional stations of low power) (1997)

    Televisions: 650,000 (1998 est.)

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