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Australia Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 8.18 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 36 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 26.55 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 115 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: excellent domestic and international service
domestic: domestic satellite system; significant use of radiotelephone in areas of low population density; rapid growth of mobile telephones
international: country code - 61; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable with links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; the Southern Cross fiber-optic submarine cable provides links to NZ and the US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (4 Indian Ocean and 6 Pacific Ocean), 2 Inmarsat, 2 Globalstar, 5 other (2015)
Broadcast mediathe Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) runs multiple national and local radio networks and TV stations, as well as Australia Network, a TV service that broadcasts throughout the Asia-Pacific region and is the main public broadcaster; Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), a second large public broadcaster, operates radio and TV networks broadcasting in multiple languages; several large national commercial TV networks, a large number of local commercial TV stations, and hundreds of commercial radio stations are accessible; cable and satellite systems are available (2009)
Internet country code.au
Internet userstotal: 20,288,409
percent of population: 88.2% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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