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    Argentina Communications 2000

      Telephones - main lines in use: 7.5 million (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.8 million (1997)

      Telephone system: 12,000 public telephones; extensive modern system but many families do not have telephones; despite extensive use of microwave radio relay, the telephone system frequently fails during rainstorms, even in Buenos Aires
      domestic: microwave radio relay and a domestic satellite system with 40 earth stations serve the trunk network
      international: satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); two international gateways near Buenos Aires; Atlantis II submarine cable (1999)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 260 (including 10 inactive stations), FM NA (probably more than 1,000, mostly unlicensed), shortwave 6 (1998)

      Radios: 24.3 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 42 (plus 444 repeaters) (1997)

      Televisions: 7.95 million (1997)

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 47 (1999)

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