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    Azerbaijan Communications 1997

      Telephones 710,000 (1991 est.)

      Telephone system 202,000 persons waiting for telephone installations (January 1991 est.)
      domestic: telephone service is of poor quality and inadequate; a joint ventureto establish a cellular telephone system in the Baku area is operational
      international: cable and microwave radio relay connections to former Soviet republics;connection through Moscow international gateway switch to other countries;satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat and 1 Intersputnik (Intelsat providesservice to Turkey and through Turkey to 200 more countries; Intersputnik providesdirect service to New York)

      Radio broadcast stations 1 state-owned radio broadcast station

      Radios NA

      Television broadcast stations 2
      note: domestic and Russian TV programs are received locally and Turkish andIranian TV is received from an Intelsat satellite through a receive-only earthstation

      Televisions NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Azerbaijan on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Azerbaijan Communications 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Azerbaijan Communications 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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