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Italy Communications 1999

    Telephones: 25.6 million (1996 est.)

    Telephone system: modern, well-developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data services
    domestic: high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunks
    international: satellite earth stations—3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas—3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA Eutelsat; 21 submarine cables

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 135, FM 28 (repeaters 1,840), shortwave 0

    Radios: 45.7 million (1996 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 6,317 (consisting of 117 public stations with two kW of power or more, about 5,300 low-power public stations, and about 900 low-power private stations, mostly in local service) (1997)

    Televisions: 17 million (1996 est.)

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