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Netherlands Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 6,801,678
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 40 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 21,941,981
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 129 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: highly developed and well maintained
domestic: extensive fixed-line, fiber-optic network; large cellular telephone system with five major operators utilizing the third generation of the Global System for Mobile Communications technology; one in five households now use Voice over the Internet Protocol services
international: country code - 31; submarine cables provide links to the US and Europe; satellite earth stations - 5 (3 Intelsat - 1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean, 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (2011)
Broadcast mediamore than 90% of households are connected to cable or satellite TV systems that provide a wide range of domestic and foreign channels; public service broadcast system includes multiple broadcasters, 3 with a national reach and the remainder operating in regional and local markets; 2 major nationwide commercial television companies, each with 3 or more stations, and many commercial TV stations in regional and local markets; nearly 600 radio stations with a mix of public and private stations providing national or regional coverage (2008)
Internet country code.nl
Internet userstotal: 15,385,203
percent of population: 90.4% (July 2016 est.)

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

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