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Kuwait Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 403,234
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 5,392,806
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 190 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: the quality of service is excellent
domestic: new telephone exchanges provide a large capacity for new subscribers; trunk traffic is carried by microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and open-wire and fiber-optic cable; a 4G LTE mobile-cellular telephone system operates throughout Kuwait, and the country is well-supplied with pay telephones
international: country code - 965; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); linked to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE via the Fiber-Optic Gulf (FOG) cable; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia; satellite earth stations - 6 (3 Intelsat - 1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean, 1 Inmarsat - Atlantic Ocean, and 2 Arabsat) (2017)
Broadcast mediastate-owned TV broadcaster operates 4 networks and a satellite channel; several private TV broadcasters have emerged since 2003; satellite TV available with pan-Arab TV stations are especially popular; state-owned Radio Kuwait broadcasts on a number of channels in Arabic and English; first private radio station emerged in 2005; transmissions of at least 2 international radio broadcasters are available (2007)
Internet country code.kw
Internet userstotal: 2,219,972
percent of population: 78.4% (July 2016 est.)

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

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