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    Egypt Communications 1997

      Telephones 2.2 million (1993)

      Telephone system large system by Third World standards but inadequate for present requirementsand 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 scatterto Sudan; microwave radio relay to Israel; participant in Medarabtel

      Radio broadcast stations AM 39, FM 6, shortwave 0

      Radios NA

      Television broadcast stations 41

      Televisions 5 million (1993 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Egypt 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 Egypt Communications 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Egypt Communications 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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