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Netherlands Communications 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Netherlands Communications 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 20, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
7.086 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 25
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
19.643 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 50
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: highly developed and well maintained
domestic: extensive fixed-line fiber-optic network; large cellular telephone system with 5 major operators utilizing the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) technology; one in five households now use Voice over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) services
international: country code - 31; submarine cables provide links to the US and Europe; satellite earth stations - 5 (3 Intelsat - 1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean, 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (2011)

Broadcast media:
more than 90% of households are connected to cable or satellite TV systems that provide a wide range of domestic and foreign channels; public service broadcast system includes multiple broadcasters, 3 with a national reach and the remainder operating in regional and local markets; 2 major nationwide commercial television companies, each with 3 or more stations, and many commercial TV stations in regional and local markets; nearly 600 radio stations with a mix of public and private stations providing national or regional coverage (2008)

Internet country code:
.nl

Internet hosts:
13.699 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 11
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
14.872 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 27
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Netherlands 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 Netherlands Communications 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Netherlands 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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