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Malta Communications


In 2006, there were 202,300 main line phones in use throughout the country along with 346,800 mobile cellular phones.

Malta's government radio service transmits on two channels (one Maltese, one English). There are also eight private radio stations in operation. Television programs are received primarily from a local service and from Italy. As of 2001 there were 1 AM and 18 FM radio stations and 6 television stations, plus one commercial cable network. In 1997, there were 255,000 radios and 280,000 television sets throughout the country.

In 2005, 17 internet service providers served about 127,200 users.


Telephones - main lines in use
202,300 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular
346,800 (2006)

Telephone system
general assessment: automatic system satisfies normal requirements
domestic: submarine cable and microwave radio relay between islands
international: country code - 356; 2 submarine cables; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations
AM 1, FM 18, shortwave 6 (1999)

Television broadcast stations
5 (2006)

Internet country code

Internet hosts
21,386 (2007)

Internet users
127,200 (2005)




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