Telecommunications in Kazakhstan

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This article provides an overview of the communications infrastructure of the country of Kazakhstan.

The information was taken from CIA World FactBook (March 20, 2008):[1]

Telephones - main lines in use: 5.928 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 14,830,000 (2009)

Country phone code: +7

Telephone system:
domestic: intercity by landline, microwave radio relay and satellite communication (KazSat); number of fixed-line connections is gradually increasing and fixed-line teledensity is about 20 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage is increasing rapidly and subscriptions now exceed 50 per 100 persons
international: international traffic with other former Soviet republics and China carried by landline and microwave radio relay; with other countries by satellite and by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic cable; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat, KazSat

Radio broadcast stations: AM 60, FM 17, shortwave 9 (1998)

Radios: 6.47 million (1997); 12 million (2009);

Television broadcast stations: 12 (plus 9 repeaters) (1998); 149 (2009);

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 10 (with their own international channels) (2001); 22 (2009);

Internet hosts: 33,217 (2007); 80,000 (2009);

Internet users: 100,000 (2002); 400,000 (2005); 1,247,000 (2006); 3,130,000 (2008); 4,700,000 [1] (2009);

Internet country code (Top level domain): KZ

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