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Afghanistan Communications 1999

    Telephones: 31,200 (1983 est.)

    Telephone system:
    domestic: very limited telephone and telegraph service; in 1997, telecommunications links were established between Mazar-e Sharif, Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad, and Kabul through satellite and microwave systems
    international: satellite earth stations—1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) linked only to Iran and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); commercial satellite telephone center in Ghazni

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 6 (5 are inactive), FM 1, shortwave 3 (1998)

    Radios: 1.67 million (1998 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: NA
    note: in 1997, there was a station in Mazar-e Sharif reaching four northern Afghanistan provinces; also, the government ran a central television station in Kabul and regional stations in nine of the 30 provinces; it is unknown if any of these stations currently operate

    Televisions: 100,000 (1998 est.)

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