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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
3.368 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
347.7 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
5.96 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
615.3 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: Belarus lags behind its neighbors in upgrading telecommunications infrastructure; state-owned Beltelcom is the sole provider of fixed-line local and long distance service; fixed-line teledensity of 33 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density of 58 per 100 persons; modernization of the network progressing with roughly two-thirds of switching equipment now digital
domestic: fixed-line penetration is improving although rural areas continue to be underserved; 4 GSM wireless networks are experiencing rapid growth; strict government controls on telecommunications technologies
international: country code - 375; Belarus is a member of the Trans-European Line (TEL), Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic line, and has access to the Trans-Siberia Line (TSL); 3 fiber-optic segments provide connectivity to Latvia, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine; worldwide service is available to Belarus through this infrastructure; additional analog lines to Russia; Intelsat, Eutelsat, and Intersputnik earth stations (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 28, FM 37, shortwave 11 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
47 (plus 27 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.by
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
20,685 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
2.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
5.478 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
565.6 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
67 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 36
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 22
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 7 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 31
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 27 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 5,250 km; oil 1,528 km; refined products 1,730 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 5,512 km
broad gauge: 5,497 km 1.520-m gauge (874 km electrified)
standard gauge: 15 km 1.435 m (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 94,797 km
paved: 84,028 km
unpaved: 10,769 km (2005)
Waterways
Definition
2,500 km (use limited by location on perimeter of country and by shallowness) (2003)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Mazyr


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