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Telecommunications in Norway

Telecommunications in Norway are relatively advanced. There are about as many cellular phone subscription as there are inhabitants in the country (4.7 million), while the number of fixed line telephone subscriptions is declining towards 2 million.[1] As of 2006, 79% of the population had access to internet at home, rising to 95% by 2012.[2][3]

Norway was the first non-English speaking country on the net. In 1971 NORSAR (Norwegian Seismic Array) at Kjeller just outside of Oslo was connected by satellite to the SDAC (Seismic Data Analysis Center) in Virginia, US as part of ARPANET[4] in order to monitor nuclear test-ban treaties with the Soviet Union.

References

  1. ^ "CIA World Factbook". Retrieved 13 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "Norwegian media barometer 2011 - We watch more television".  
  3. ^ "Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012", International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013
  4. ^ "ARPANET Maps 1969 to 1977". Retrieved 16 May 2012. 

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