Telecommunications in Italy

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Telephones - main lines in use:[1] 20.031 million (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular: [1] 88.58 million (2008)

Telephone system: [1] modern, well-developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data services
domestic: [1] high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunks
international: [1] satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA Eutelsat; 21 submarine cables.

Radio broadcast stations: [1] AM about 100, FM about 4,600, shortwave 9 (1998)

Radios: 50.5 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations: [1] 358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)

Televisions: 30.5 million (1997)

Internet Hosts: [1] 22.152 million (2009)

Internet users: [1] 24.992 million (2008)

Country code (Top-level domain): .it

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