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Kyrgyzstan Communications

    Telephones: 356,000 (1996 est.)

    Telephone system: poorly developed; about 100,000 unsatisfied applications for household telephones
    domestic: principally microwave radio relay; one cellular provider, probably only limited to Bishkek region
    international: connections with other CIS countries by landline or microwave radio relay and with other countries by leased connections with Moscow international gateway switch and by satellite; satellite earth stations—1 Intersputnik and 1 Intelsat; connected internationally by the Trans-Asia-Europe Fiber-Optic Line

    Radio broadcast stations: AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA; note—one state-run radio broadcast station

    Radios: 825,000 (radio receiver systems with multiple speakers for program diffusion 748,000)

    Television broadcast stations: NA (repeater stations throughout the country relay programs from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey) (1997)

    Televisions: 875,000

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