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











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


Page last updated on February 12, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 39.43 million
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 28 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 7

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 221 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 155 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 7

Telephone system:
general assessment: the telephone system is experiencing significant changes; more than 1,000 companies licensed to offer communication services; access to digital lines has improved, particularly in urban centers; progress made toward building the telecommunications infrastructure necessary for a market economy; the estimated number of mobile subscribers jumped from fewer than 1 million in 1998 to more than 235 million in 2011; fixed-line service has improved but a large demand remains
domestic: cross-country digital trunk lines run from Saint Petersburg to Khabarovsk, and from Moscow to Novorossiysk; the telephone systems in 60 regional capitals have modern digital infrastructures; cellular services, both analog and digital, are available in many areas; in rural areas, telephone services are still outdated, inadequate, and low-density
international: country code - 7; connected internationally by undersea fiber optic cables; satellite earth stations provide access to Intelsat, Intersputnik, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, and Orbita systems (2011)

Broadcast media:
6 national TV stations with the federal government owning 1 and holding a controlling interest in a second; state-owned Gazprom maintains a controlling interest in a third national channel; government-affiliated Bank Rossiya owns controlling interest in a fourth and fifth, while the sixth national channel is owned by the Moscow city administration; roughly 3,300 national, regional, and local TV stations with over two-thirds completely or partially controlled by the federal or local governments; satellite TV services are available; 2 state-run national radio networks with a third majority-owned by Gazprom; roughly 2,400 public and commercial radio stations (2007)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 323, FM about 1,500, shortwave 62 (2004)

Television - broadcast stations:
7,306 (1998)

Internet country code:
.ru; note - Russia also has responsibility for a legacy domain ".su" that was allocated to the Soviet Union and is being phased out

Internet hosts:
14.865 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 10
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
total: 84.4 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 59.3% (2014 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 7


NOTE: The information regarding Russia 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 Russia Communications 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Russia Communications 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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