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United Kingdom Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 33,510,796
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 52 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 78,529,373
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 122 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: technologically advanced domestic and international system
domestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
international: country code - 44; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers (2016)
Broadcast mediapublic service broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world; BBC operates multiple TV networks with regional and local TV service; a mixed system of public and commercial TV broadcasters along with satellite and cable systems provide access to hundreds of TV stations throughout the world; BBC operates multiple national, regional, and local radio networks with multiple transmission sites; a large number of commercial radio stations, as well as satellite radio services are available (2008)
Internet country code.uk
Internet userstotal: 61,064,454
percent of population: 94.8% (July 2016 est.)

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

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