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Saudi Arabia Communications 2016
https://allcountries.org/world_fact_book_2016/saudi_arabia/saudi_arabia_communications.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saudi Arabia Communications 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 3.92 million
[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: 42

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 52.7 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 193 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 29

Telephone system:
general assessment: modern system including a combination of extensive microwave radio relays, coaxial cables, and fiber-optic cables
domestic: mobile-cellular subscribership has been increasing rapidly
international: country code - 966; landing point for the international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and for both the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable networks providing connectivity to Asia, Middle East, Europe, and US; microwave radio relay to Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, and Sudan; coaxial cable to Kuwait and Jordan; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (3 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region) (2011)

Broadcast media:
broadcast media are state-controlled; state-run TV operates 4 networks; Saudi Arabia is a major market for pan-Arab satellite TV broadcasters; state-run radio operates several networks; multiple international broadcasters are available (2007)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 (1998)

Television - broadcast stations:
117 (1997)

Internet country code:
.sa

Internet hosts:
145,941 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 79
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
total: 16.2 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 59.2% (2014 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 35


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




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