Telecommunications in Norway
Norway has a relatively advanced telecommunications structure. There are about as many cellular phone subscription as there are inhabitants in the country (4.7 million), while the number of fixed line telephone subscriptions is declining towards 2 million. As of 2006, 79% of the population had access to internet at home, rising to 92% by 2011.
Norway was the first non-English speaking country on the net. In 1971 NORSAR (Norwegian Seismic Array) at Kjeller just outside of Oslo was connected by satellite to the SDAC (Seismic Data Analysis Center) in Virginia, US as part of ARPANET in order to monitor nuclear test-ban treaties with the Soviet Union.
- "CIA World Factbook". Retrieved 13 September 2007.
- "Norwegian media barometer 2011 - We watch more television". Statistics Norway. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2007.
- "ARPANET Maps 1969 to 1977". Retrieved 16 May 2012.
See also 
- Broadband Internet access in Norway
- Norwegian Internet Exchange
- Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority
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