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West Bank Communications 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











West Bank Communications 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 406,500 (includes Gaza Strip)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 9 (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 101

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 3.531 million (includes Gaza Strip)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 76 (includes Gaza Strip) (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 133

Telephone system:
general assessment: continuing political and economic instability has impeded liberalization of the telecommunications industry
domestic: Israeli company BEZEK and the Palestinian company PALTEL are responsible for fixed-line services; two Palestinian cellular providers, JAWWAL and WATANIYA MOBILE, launched 3G mobile networks in the West Bank in January 2018 after Israel lifted its ban; Israel had witheld frequencies for Palestinians for 12 years (2004-2015)
international: country code - 970; 1 international switch in Ramallah (2018)

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)

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

Internet users:
total: 2.673 million (includes Gaza Strip)
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 57.4% (includes Gaza Strip) (July 2016 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 102

NOTE: 1) The information regarding West Bank on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of West Bank Communications 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank Communications 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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