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Belgium Telecommunications Profile 2016

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 4,488,711
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 40 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 12.938 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 114 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: highly developed, technologically advanced, and completely automated domestic and international telephone and telegraph facilities
domestic: nationwide mobile-cellular telephone system; extensive cable network; limited microwave radio relay network
international: country code - 32; landing point for a number of submarine cables that provide links to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 7 (Intelsat - 3) (2015)
Broadcast mediaa segmented market with the three major communities (Flemish, French, and German-speaking) each having responsibility for their own broadcast media; multiple TV channels exist for each community; additionally, in excess of 90% of households are connected to cable and can access broadcasts of TV stations from neighboring countries; each community has a public radio network coexisting with private broadcasters (2007)
Internet country code.be
Internet userstotal: 9.631 million
percent of population: 85% (July 2015 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016

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