United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 2,285,809
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 39 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 19,905,093
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 336 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: modern fiber-optic integrated services; digital network with rapidly growing use of mobile-cellular telephones; key centers are Abu Dhabi and Dubai
domestic: microwave radio relay, fiber-optic and coaxial cable
international: country code - 971; linked to the international submarine cable FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe); landing point for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian (2016)
Broadcast mediaexcept for the many organizations now operating in media free zones in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, most TV and radio stations remain government-owned; widespread use of satellite dishes provides access to pan-Arab and other international broadcasts (2017)
Internet country code.ae
Internet userstotal: 5,370,299
percent of population: 90.6% (July 2016 est.)

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

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