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Telephones
main lines in use: 7.5 million (1997)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.8 million (1997)
Telephone system: 12,000 public telephones;

extensive modern system but many families do not have telephones; despite extensive use of microwave radio relay, the telephone system frequently fails during rainstorms, even in Buenos Aires

domestic: microwave radio relay and a domestic satellite system with 40 earth stations serve the trunk network international:
satellite earth stations
3 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean);
two international gateways near Buenos Aires;
Atlantis II submarine cable (1999)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 260 (including 10 inactive stations),
FM NA (probably more than 1,000, mostly unlicensed), shortwave 6 (1998)
Radios: 24.3 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations: 42 (plus 444 repeaters) (1997)
Televisions: 7.95 million (1997)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 47 (1999)

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