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General

Georgia has international telecommunications links via landline to other former Soviet republics and Turkey. There is also a low capacity satellite earth station and connections via Moscow. As of 2007, there were 556,100 main line telephones in use and an additional 2.6 million mobile cellular phones.

As of 1998, there were 7 AM, 12 FM and 4 shortwave radio broadcast stations. A 2001 report indicated there were about 67 television stations, many of which are only regional. In 2000, there were 556 radios and 474 television sets per 1,000 people.

In 2003, there were at least ten internet service providers serving about 360,000 people.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use :
556,100 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
2.6 million (2007)

Telephone system :
general assessment: fixed-line telecommunications network has only limited coverage outside Tbilisi; long list of people waiting for fixed line connections; multiple mobile-cellular providers provide services to an increasing subscribership throughout the country
domestic: cellular telephone networks now cover the entire country; mobile-cellular teledensity approaching 60 per 100 people; urban fixed-line telephone density is about 20 per 100 people; rural telephone density is about 4 per 100 people; intercity facilities include a fibre optic line between Tbilisi and Kutaisi; nationwide pager service is available
international: country code - 995; the Georgia-Russia fibre optic submarine cable provides connectivity to Russia; international service is available by microwave, landline and satellite through the Moscow switch; international electronic mail and telex service are available

Radio broadcast stations :
AM 7, FM 12, shortwave 4 (1998)

Television broadcast stations :
12 (plus repeaters) (1998)

Internet country code :
.ge

Internet service providers (ISPs) :
10 at least, with most of them ADSL/DSL/Cable services(2003)

Internet hosts :
27,905 (2008)

Internet users :
360,000 (2007)

 

 
 


 



 


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