Communications in Hungary

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Telephones - main lines in use: 3,577,300 (2004) [1]

Telephones - mobile cellular: 8,727,200 (2004)

Telephone system:
general assessment: The telephone system has been modernized and is capable of satisfying all requests for telecommunication service.
domestic: The system is digitalized and highly automated; trunk services are carried by fiber-optic cable and digital microwave radio relay; a program for fiber-optic subscriber connections was initiated in 1996; heavy use is made of mobile cellular telephones.
international: Country code - 36; Hungary has fiber-optic cable connections with all neighboring countries; the international switch is in Budapest; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean regions), 1 Inmarsat, 1 very small aperture terminal (VSAT) system of ground terminals.

Radio broadcast stations: AM 17, FM 57, shortwave 3 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 35 (plus 161 low-power repeaters) (1995)

Internet country code: .hu

Internet hosts: 261,294 (2005)

Internet users: 3.05 million (2005)

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