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Uzbekistan Communications 1999

    Telephones: 1.475 million (1998 est.)

    Telephone system: poorly developed; ambitiously engaged in telecommunications modernization
    domestic: in 1998 there were six cellular networks operating in Uzbekistan; 4 GSM, 1 D-AMPS, 1 AMPS standard
    international: linked by landline or microwave radio relay with CIS member states and to other countries by leased connection via the Moscow international gateway switch; new Intelsat links to Tokyo (Japan) and Ankara (Turkey) give Uzbekistan international access independent of Russian facilities; satellite earth stations—NA Orbita and NA Intelsat; Trans-Asia-Europe Fiber-Optic Line

    Radio broadcast stations: AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA; note—there are 12 radio broadcast stations including one state-owned broadcast station of NA type and four independent stations

    Radios: 29,016,870

    Television broadcast stations: 4 (in addition, there are two repeater stations that relay Russian ORT programs and Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Tadzhik programs) (1997)

    Televisions: 24,497,850

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