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Venezuela Telecommunications Profile 2017

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 7,780,096
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 27 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 29.094 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 99 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: modern and expanding
domestic: 2 domestic satellite systems with 3 earth stations; recent substantial improvement in telephone service in rural areas; substantial increase in digitalization of exchanges and trunk lines; installation of a national interurban fiber-optic network capable of digital multimedia services; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone subscribership about 125 per 100 persons
international: country code - 58; submarine cable systems provide connectivity to Cuba and the Caribbean, Central and South America, and US; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 PanAmSat; participating with Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in the construction of an international fiber-optic network (2013)
Broadcast mediagovernment supervises a mixture of state-run and private broadcast media; 13 public service networks, 61 privately owned TV networks, a privately owned news channel with limited national coverage, and a government-backed Pan-American channel; state-run radio network includes roughly 65 news stations and another 30 stations targeted at specific audiences; state-sponsored community broadcasters include 235 radio stations and 44 TV stations; the number of private broadcast radio stations has been declining, but many still remain in operation (2014)
Internet country code.ve
Internet userstotal: 18.113 million
percent of population: 61.9% (July 2015 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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