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El Salvador Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 933,377
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 15 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 9,101,868
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 148 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: multiple mobile-cellular began rolling out Long Term Evolution (LTE) data services in late-2016; growth in fixed-line services has slowed in the face of mobile-cellular competition; Internet usage grew almost 400% between 2007 and 2015
domestic: nationwide microwave radio relay system
international: country code - 503; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); connected to Central American Microwave System (2017)
Broadcast mediamultiple privately owned national terrestrial TV networks, supplemented by cable TV networks that carry international channels; hundreds of commercial radio broadcast stations and 1 government-owned radio broadcast station; transition to digital transmission to begin in 2018 along with adaptation of the Japanese-Brazilian Digital Standard (ISDB-T) (2017)
Internet country code.sv
Internet userstotal: 1,785,254
percent of population: 29.0% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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