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    Morocco Communications 2000

      Telephones - main lines in use: 1.391 million (1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 116,645 (1998)

      Telephone system:
      domestic: good system composed of open-wire lines, cables, and microwave radio relay links; Internet available but expensive; principal switching centers are Casablanca and Rabat; national network nearly 100% digital using fiber-optic links; improved rural service employs microwave radio relay
      international: 7 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; microwave radio relay to Gibraltar, Spain, and Western Sahara; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria; participant in Medarabtel

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 22, FM 7, shortwave 5 (1998 est.)

      Radios: 5.1 million (1998 est.)

      Television broadcast stations: 26 (in addition, there are 35 repeaters) (1997)

      Televisions: 1.21 million (1998 est.)

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