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General

The islands' automatic telephone system, operated by the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA), had approximately 38,000 mainline telephones and 136,600 cellular phones in use as of 2008. International telephone and telex services are supplied by Cable and Wireless (West Indies), Ltd.

Eight broadcasting stations – one television and 15 radio stations were in operation in 2007. In 2001, the first independent radio station, Observer, began operations. This station is operated by the owners of the Observer newspaper. In 1997 there were about 36,000 radios and 31,000 television sets in use throughout the country.

There were 65,000 people subscribed to internet service in 2008.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use :
38,000 (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
136,600 (2008)

Telephone system :
general assessment: NA
domestic: good automatic telephone system
international: country code - 1-268; landing points for the East Caribbean Fibre-optic System (ECFS) and the Global Caribbean Network (GCN) submarine cable systems with links to other islands in the eastern Caribbean extending from the British Virgin Islands to Trinidad; satellite earth stations - 2; tropospheric scatter to Saba (Netherlands Antilles) and Guadeloupe (2007)

Broadcast media :
state-controlled Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Service (ABS) operates 1 TV station; multi-channel cable TV subscription services are available; 1 radio station operated by ABS; roughly 15 radio stations, some broadcasting on multiple frequencies (2007)

Internet country code :
.ag

Internet hosts :
9,795 (2010)

Internet users :
65,000 (2008)

 

 
 

 



 


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