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West Bank Communications 2016
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SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











West Bank Communications 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 400,000 (includes Gaza Strip)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 15 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 104

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 3.2 million (includes Gaza Strip)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 117 (includes Gaza Strip) (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 135

Telephone system:
general assessment: continuing political and economic instability has impeded significant liberalization of the telecommunications industry
domestic: Israeli company BEZEK and the Palestinian company PALTEL are responsible for fixed-line services; PALTEL plans to establish a fiber-optic connection to Jordan to route domestic mobile calls; the Palestinian JAWWAL company and WATANIYA PALESTINE provide cellular services
international: country code - 970; 1 international switch in Ramallah (2009)

Broadcast media:
the Palestinian Authority operates 1 TV and 1 radio station; about 20 private TV and 40 radio stations; both Jordanian TV and satellite TV are accessible (2013)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 0, FM 27, shortwave 0 (2010)

Television - broadcast stations:
31 (2010)

Internet country code:
.ps; note - same as Gaza Strip

Internet users:
total: 1.4 million (includes Gaza Strip)
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 34.4% (2009)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 112

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




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