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Honduras vs. El Salvador

Telecommunications

HondurasEl Salvador
Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 442,929
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (July 2016 est.)
total subscriptions: 933,377
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 15 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 7,832,802
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 88 (July 2016 est.)
total: 9,101,868
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 148 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: fixed-line connections are increasing but still limited; competition among multiple providers of mobile-cellular services is contributing to a sharp increase in subscribership
domestic: beginning in 2003, private sub-operators allowed to provide fixed lines in order to expand telephone coverage contributing to a small increase in fixed-line teledensity; mobile-cellular subscribership is roughly 90 per 100 persons
international: country code - 504; landing point for both the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) and the MAYA-1 fiber-optic submarine cable system that together provide connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); connected to Central American Microwave System (2016)
general 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)
Internet country code.hn
.sv
Internet userstotal: 2,667,978
percent of population: 30.0% (July 2016 est.)
total: 1,785,254
percent of population: 29.0% (July 2016 est.)
Broadcast mediamultiple privately owned terrestrial TV networks, supplemented by multiple cable TV networks; Radio Honduras is the lone government-owned radio network; roughly 300 privately owned radio stations (2007)
multiple 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)

Source: CIA Factbook