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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
4.342 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
171.8 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
23.347 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
923.8 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: modern system; international service excellent
domestic: good intercity service provided on Peninsular Malaysia mainly by microwave radio relay; adequate intercity microwave radio relay network between Sabah and Sarawak via Brunei; domestic satellite system with 2 earth stations; combined fixed-line and mobile cellular teledensity approaching 100 per 100 persons
international: country code - 60; landing point for several major international submarine cable networks that provide connectivity to Asia, Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Pacific Ocean) (2001)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 35, FM 391, shortwave 15 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
88 (mainland Malaysia 51, Sabah 16, and Sarawak 21) (2006)
Internet country code
Definition
.my
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
337,674 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
13.4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
11.292 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
446.8 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
116 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 36
over 3,047 m: 5
2,438 to 3,047 m: 9
1,524 to 2,437 m: 8
914 to 1,523 m: 8
under 914 m: 6 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 80
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 7
under 914 m: 72 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
condensate 282 km; gas 5,273 km; oil 1,750 km; oil/gas/water 19 km; refined products 114 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1,890 km
standard gauge: 57 km 1.435-m gauge (57 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 1,833 km 1.000-m gauge (150 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 98,721 km
paved: 80,280 km (includes 1,821 km of expressways)
unpaved: 18,441 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
7,200 km
note: Peninsular Malaysia 3,200 km; Sabah 1,500 km; Sarawak 2,500 km (2005)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 307 ships (1000 GRT or over) 6,632,648 GRT/8,998,983 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 12, cargo 99, carrier 1, chemical tanker 34, container 45, liquefied gas 33, passenger/cargo 5, petroleum tanker 71, roll on/roll off 3, vehicle carrier 4
foreign-owned: 42 (Germany 2, Hong Kong 14, Japan 4, Russia 2, Singapore 17, Sweden 3)
registered in other countries: 65 (Bahamas 12, Kiribati 1, Marshall Islands 3, Panama 12, Philippines 1, Singapore 26, Thailand 3, Tuvalu 1, US 3, unknown 3) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Bintulu, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Labuan, George Town (Penang), Port Kelang, Tanjung Pelepas


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