Telecommunications in Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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Telecommunications in Saint Pierre and Miquelon include telephone, radio, television, and internet usage.
Telephones - main lines in use: 4,800 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 0 (1994) (SPM Telecom and Globaltel now offer GSM mobile phone service)
international: radiotelephone communication with most countries in the world; 1 earth station in French domestic satellite system
Out of the four radio stations in St. Pierre et Miquelon, three are on St. Pierre itself and one on Miquelon. Three of these stations belong to RFO - two on St. Pierre and one on Miquelon. In addition to broadcasting local and RFO programmes, these RFO stations broadcast the France-Inter radio service at night. The fourth radio station, Radio Atlantique, mostly relays Radio France Internationale.
Radios: 4,000 (1997)
Before digital terrestrial television, Réseau France Outre-mer (RFO) broadcast two TV channels, Télé St. Pierre et Miquelon and Tempo, using the SECAM-K1 colour system as designed for French overseas territories. In 2010, the national digital terrestrial television system began broadcasting its service to Saint Pierre and Miquelon, RFO having previously been merged into France Télévisions in 2005.
The local cable system, operated by SPM Telecom, also offers an array of broadcast and specialty channels from Canada and the US in SECAM, converted from NTSC.
Televisions: 4,000 (1997)
Internet service providers (ISPs):
- SPM Telecom - Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
- Globaltel - Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
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