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    Belarus Communications 1998

      Telephones 1.849 million (1991 est.)

      Telephone system telephone service inadequate for the purposes of either business or the population; about 70% of the telephones are in homes; over 750,000 applications from households for telephones remain unsatisfied (1992 est.); new investment centers on international connections and business needs
      domestic: the new NMT-450 analog cellular system is now operating in Minsk
      international: international traffic is carried by the Moscow international gateway switch and also by satellite; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (through Canada) and 1 Eutelsat (through the UK)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 35, FM 18, shortwave 0

      Radios 3.17 million (1991 est.) (5,615,000 with multiple speaker systems for program diffusion)

      Television broadcast stations 2 (one national and one private; the license of the private station was suspended during the parliamentary elections of 1994)

      Televisions 3.5 million (1992 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Belarus on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belarus Communications 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belarus Communications 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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