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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
90,067 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
13.5 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.478 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
221.3 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: service to general public is poor but improving; the government relies on a radiotelephone network to communicate with remote areas
domestic: multiple service providers; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership about 10 per 100 persons
international: country code - 856; satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 7, FM 14, shortwave 2 (2006)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
7 (includes 1 station relaying Vietnam Television from Hanoi) (2006)
Internet country code
Definition
.la
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
935 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
25,000 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
3.7 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
42 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 9
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 3 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 33
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 9
under 914 m: 23 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
refined products 540 km (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 31,210 km
paved: 4,494 km
unpaved: 26,716 km (2003)
Waterways
Definition
4,600 km
note: primarily Mekong and tributaries; 2,900 additional km are intermittently navigable by craft drawing less than 0.5 m (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1 ship (1000 GRT or over) 2,370 GRT/3,110 DWT
by type: cargo 1 (2008)


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