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Portugal

Communications



Telephones - fixed lines


total subscriptions: 4,682,997
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 43 (July 2015 est.)


Telephones - mobile cellular


total: 11.715 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 108 (July 2015 est.)


Telephone system


general assessment: Portugal's telephone system has a state-of-the-art network with broadband, high-speed capabilities
domestic: integrated network of coaxial cables, open-wire, microwave radio relay, and domestic satellite earth stations
international: country code - 351; a combination of submarine cables provide connectivity to Europe, North and East Africa, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat; tropospheric scatter to Azores (2015)


Broadcast media


Radio e Televisao de Portugal (RTP), the publicly owned TV broadcaster, operates 2 domestic channels and external service channels to Africa; overall, roughly 40 domestic TV stations; viewers have widespread access to international broadcasters with more than half of all households connected to multi-channel cable or satellite TV systems; publicly owned radio operates 3 national networks and provides regional and external services; several privately owned national radio stations and some 300 regional and local commercial radio stations (2008)


Internet country code


.pt


Internet users


total: 7.43 million
percent of population: 68.6% (July 2015 est.)







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