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Faroe Islands Communications 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Faroe Islands Communications 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 9, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
24,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 182
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
61,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 199
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: good international communications; good domestic facilities
domestic: conversion to digital system completed in 1998; both NMT (analog) and GSM (digital) mobile telephone systems are installed
international: country code - 298; satellite earth stations - 1 Orion; 1 fiber-optic submarine cable to the Shetland Islands, linking the Faroe Islands with Denmark and Iceland; fiber-optic submarine cable connection to Canada-Europe cable (2011)

Broadcast media:
1 publicly owned TV station; the Faroese telecommunications company distributes local and international channels through its digital terrestrial network; publicly owned radio station supplemented by 2 privately owned stations broadcasting over multiple frequencies (2008)

Internet country code:
.fo

Internet hosts:
7,575 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 140
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
37,500 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 176
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Faroe Islands on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Faroe Islands Communications 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Islands Communications 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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