West Bank Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 406,500 (includes Gaza Strip)
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 9 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 3.531 million (includes Gaza Strip)
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 76 (includes Gaza Strip) (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: continuing political and economic instability has impeded significant liberalization of the telecommunications industry
domestic: Israeli company BEZEK and the Palestinian company PALTEL are responsible for fixed-line services; PALTEL plans to establish a fiber-optic connection to Jordan to route domestic mobile calls; the Palestinian JAWWAL company and WATANIYA PALESTINE provide cellular services
international: country code - 970; 1 international switch in Ramallah (2010)
Broadcast mediathe Palestinian Authority operates 1 TV and 1 radio station; about 20 private TV and 40 radio stations; both Jordanian TV and satellite TV are accessible (2013)
Internet country code.ps; note - same as Gaza Strip
Internet userstotal: 2.673 million (includes Gaza Strip)
percent of population: 57.4% (includes Gaza Strip) (July 2016 est.)

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

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