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    Estonia Communications 1997

      Telephones 400,000 (1994 est.)

      Telephone system system is antiquated; improvements are being made piecemeal, with emphasison business needs and international connections; there are still about 150,000unfulfilled requests for subscriber service
      domestic : substantial investment has been made in cellular systems which are operationalthroughout Estonia
      international: international traffic is carried to the other former Soviet republicsby landline or microwave radio relay and to other countries partly by leased connection to the Moscow international gateway switch and partly by a newTallinn-Helsinki fiber-optic, submarine cable which gives Estonia access tointernational circuits everywhere; access to the international packet-switcheddigital network via Helsinki

      Radio broadcast stations 3 commercial broadcast stations, 1 government broadcast station (1994)

      Radios 710,000 (1992 est.)

      Television broadcast stations 4 (1993)
      note: provide Estonian programs as well as Moscow Ostenkino's first and secondprograms

      Televisions 600,000 (1993 est.)

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

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