Communications in Georgia (country)

Telecommunications in Georgia include three cellular telephone networks of GSM 900 and 1800 standard and two UMTS 2100 standard: MagtiCom LTD,[1] Geocell LTD [2] and Mobitel Georgia Beeline group.[3] The cellular network market counts more than 3,000,000 registered customers in total (the commercially active number is not known). Coverage extends to over 98% of the populated territory as of 2010;[4] In urban areas there are 20 telephones per 100 people and in rural areas 4 telephones per 100 people. Fiber-optic lines connect the major cities and Georgia and Bulgaria are connected with fiber-optic line between Poti and Varna (Bulgaria). Georgia's Country code is 995.

Telephones

Telephones - main lines in use: 830,222 (2009) [5]

Telephones - mobile cellular: 3,060,438 (2009)[6]

Radio

Radio broadcast stations: AM 7, FM 12, shortwave 4 (1998)

Radios: 3.02 million (1997)

Television

Television broadcast stations: 25 (plus repeaters) (2011)

Televisions: 2.57 million (1997)

Internet

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 10 at least (2003), with most of them ADSL/DSL/Cable services.

Top-level domain: GE

External links

  • Sidorenko, Alexey: "Internet, Society and Democracy in Georgia" in the Caucasus Analytical Digest No. 15
  • Robakidze, Nino: "Georgia: Immature Media" in the Caucasus Analytical Digest No. 25

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