Communications in Papua New Guinea
This article is about Communications in Papua New Guinea.
As of 2005, there were 63,000 main telephone lines in use in the country, and 75,000 mobile cellular phones.
Telephone system services are adequate; facilities provide radiotelephone and telegraph, coastal radio, aeronautical radio, and international radio communication services. Domestically, such services are mostly radiotelephone.
Papua New Guinea's international country code is 675. It has submarine cables to Australia and Guam, and one satellite earth station - Intelsat (Pacific Ocean); it also has international radio communication service.
Papua New Guinea is served by two free-to-air television networks:
Both services are limited to larger population centres or areas where mine sites, or local community groups have decided to redistribute the signal.
Internet coverage in the country has been increasing: there were only two Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in 1999, increasing to four as of 2004.
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