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    Vietnam Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 2.6 million (2000)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 730,155 (2000)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: Vietnam is putting considerable effort into modernization and expansion of its telecommunication system, but its performance continues to lag behind that of its more modern neighbors
      domestic: all provincial exchanges are digitalized and connected to Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City by fiber-optic cable or microwave radio relay networks; since 1991, main lines in use have been substantially increased and the use of mobile telephones is growing rapidly
      international: satellite earth stations - 2 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 65, FM 7, shortwave 29 (1999)

      Radios 8.2 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations at least 7 (plus 13 repeaters) (1998)

      Televisions 3.57 million (1997)

      Internet country code .vn

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 5 (2000)

      Internet users 160,000 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Vietnam on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Vietnam Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Vietnam Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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