Telecommunications in Montenegro
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Telecommunications in Montenegro services are detailed below.
- Telephones - main lines in use: 170.133 (October 2010)
- Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.295.956 (October 2010)
Montenegro currently has the highest penetration of GSM telephony in Europe at 208,98%. Services are provided by three GSM operators, Telenor Montenegro (Owned by Telenor), T-Mobile Montenegro (Owned by Crnogorski Telekom) and m:tel (Owned by Telekom Srbija). All providers have national coverage, and provide advanced services. 3G telephony began operations in the summer of 2007, with all three operators implementing 3G technology.
- Internet users: 280,000 (March 2010)
In October 2010, there were 2.347 dial-up connections and 63.155 broadband connections. It is estimated that 280,000, or 41,3% of Montenegrin citizens use the Internet, which places Montenegro just below the European average of Internet usage.
ADSL became available in Montenegro in 2005. So far, the sole provider of ADSL services in Montenegro is Crnogorski Telekom. There were 55.443 ADSL connections in Montenegro in October 2010, which makes ADSL the most popular Internet access technology in the country. Speeds up to 7 Mbit/s downstream are available. Recently, the company started to connect end users with fiber optics, with speeds up to 40 Mbit/s downstream. However, currently their "fiber to the home" offer is only available in half of the Podgorica (the capital city), and in a few small areas on the coast.
Another broadband Internet provider is M-Kabl, who uses DOCSIS technology. Speeds up to 16 Mbit/s downstream are available (with 18 months contract).
.me top level domain
.me, the top level domain for Montenegro, was (May 2008) in its “national sunrise” phase. Next were the “general sunrise” and “land rush” periods. Then, starting in July 2008, applications were processed on a “first come, first served” basis.
- Radio broadcast stations: 31 (2004)
- Television broadcast stations: 13 (2004)
RTCG is the state-owned public broadcaster with nationwide coverage. Other privately owned television broadcast stations mostly cover major cities in Montenegro.
- "Agencija Za Elektronske Komunikacije I Postansku Djelatnost Crne Gore". Ekip.me. Retrieved 2012-11-15.
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