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    Belarus Communications 2000

      Telephones - main lines in use: 2.537 million (1997)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 8,000 (1999)

      Telephone system: the Ministry of Telecommunications controls all telecommunications through its carrier (a joint stock company) Beltelcom which is a monopoly
      domestic: local - Minsk has a digital metropolitan network and a cellular NMT-450 network; waiting lists for telephones are long; local service outside Minsk is neglected and poor; intercity - Belarus has a partly developed fiber-optic backbone system presently serving at least 13 major cities (1998); Belarus's fiber optics form synchronous digital hierarchy rings through other countries' systems; an inadequate analog system remains operational
      international: Belarus is a member of the Trans-European Line (TEL), Trans-Asia-Europe Fiber-Optic Line (TAE) and has access to the Trans-Siberia Line (TSL); three fiber-optic segments provide connectivity to Latvia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine; worldwide service is available to Belarus through this infrastructure; additional analog lines to Russia; Intelsat, Eutelsat, and Intersputnik earth stations

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 28, FM 37, shortwave 11 (1998)

      Radios: 3.02 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 17 (1997)

      Televisions: 2.52 million (1997)

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (1999)

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