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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
614,000 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
99.1 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
4.771 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
769.7 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: service has improved recently with increased use of digital switching equipment; microwave radio relay transmission and coaxial and fiber-optic cable are employed on trunk lines; growing mobile-cellular usage in both urban and rural areas is reducing use of fixed-line services; Internet penetration remains modest and slow-growing
domestic: 1995 telecommunications law opened all non-fixed-line services to private competition; in 2005, monopoly over fixed-line services terminated and the entire telecommunications sector was opened to competition; mobile-cellular usage is increasing rapidly and teledensity is approaching 75 per 100 persons
international: country code - 962; landing point for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) submarine cable network that provides links to Asia, Middle East, Europe; satellite earth stations - 33 (3 Intelsat, 1 Arabsat, and 29 land and maritime Inmarsat terminals); fiber-optic cable to Saudi Arabia and microwave radio relay link with Egypt and Syria; participant in Medarabtel
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
FM 31 (2007)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
22 (2007)
Internet country code
Definition
.jo
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
2,500 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
796,900 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
128.6 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
17 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 15
over 3,047 m: 7
2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 2
under 914 m: 2 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
1 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 426 km; oil 49 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 505 km
narrow gauge: 505 km 1.050-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 7,601 km
paved: 7,601 km (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 26 ships (1000 GRT or over) 384,778 GRT/510,752 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 1, cargo 10, container 1, passenger/cargo 9, petroleum tanker 2, roll on/roll off 3
foreign-owned: 15 (UAE 15)
registered in other countries: 21 (Algeria 4, Bahamas 2, Panama 13, Syria 2) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Al 'Aqabah


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