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Laos Communications 2016
https://allcountries.org/world_fact_book_2016/laos/laos_communications.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Laos Communications 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 920,000
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 14 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 81

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 4.6 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 68 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 122

Telephone system:
general assessment: service to general public is improving; the government relies on a radiotelephone network to communicate with remote areas
domestic: 4 service providers with mobile cellular usage growing very rapidly
international: country code - 856; satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region) and a second to be developed by China (2012)

Broadcast media:
6 TV stations operating out of Vientiane - 3 government-operated and the others commercial; 17 provincial stations operating with nearly all programming relayed via satellite from the government-operated stations in Vientiane; Chinese and Vietnamese programming relayed via satellite from Lao National TV; broadcasts available from stations in Thailand and Vietnam in border areas; multi-channel satellite and cable TV systems provide access to a wide range of foreign stations; state-controlled radio with state-operated Lao National Radio (LNR) broadcasting on 5 frequencies - 1 AM, 1 SW, and 3 FM; LNR's AM and FM programs are relayed via satellite constituting a large part of the programming schedules of the provincial radio stations; Thai radio broadcasts available in border areas and transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are also accessible (2012)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 3, FM 34, shortwave 3 (2010)

Television - broadcast stations:
28 (2010)

Internet country code:
.la

Internet hosts:
1,532 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 166
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
total: 300,000
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 5.8% (2009)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 142


NOTE: The information regarding Laos on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Laos Communications 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Laos Communications 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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