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Papua New Guinea:
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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
63,700 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
10.7 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
75,000 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
12.6 (2005)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: services are minimal; facilities provide radiotelephone and telegraph, coastal radio, aeronautical radio, and international radio communication services
domestic: access to telephone services is not widely available; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is less than 3 per 100 persons
international: country code - 675; submarine cables to Australia and Guam; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean); international radio communication service
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 8, FM 19, shortwave 28 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
3 (all in the Port Moresby area; stations at Mt. Hagen, Goroka, Lae, and Rabaul are planned) (2004)
Internet country code
Definition
.pg
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
2,436 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.4 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
110,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
18.5 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
578 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 21
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 14
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 557
1,524 to 2,437 m: 10
914 to 1,523 m: 58
under 914 m: 489 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
2 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
oil 264 km (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 19,600 km
paved: 686 km
unpaved: 18,914 km (2000)
Waterways
Definition
11,000 km (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 22 ships (1000 GRT or over) 52,635 GRT/67,318 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 3, cargo 18, petroleum tanker 1
foreign-owned: 6 (UAE 6) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Kimbe, Lae, Madang, Rabaul, Wewak


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