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General

Norway has a relatively advanced telecommunications structure. There are about 5.04 million cellular phone subscription in 2006, while the number of fixed line telephone subscriptions is declining towards 2 million.

All radio and television broadcasting is controlled by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corp, an autonomous public corporation. As of 1998, Norway had 5 AM and at least 650 FM radio broadcasting stations. Educational broadcasts supplement school facilities in remote districts. Radio licence fees have not been required since 1977.

Television programming on an experimental basis was initiated in 1958 and full-scale television transmission began in July 1960. As of 1995 there were 360 television stations. Most households have at least one television set; in 2000 there were about 915 radios and 669 television sets for every 1,000 people. The same year there were about 491 personal computers in use for every 1,000 people.

As of 2006, 79% of the population has access to internet at home.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use :
2.055 million (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
5.041 million (2006)

Telephone system :
general assessment: modern in all respects; one of the most advanced telecommunications networks in Europe
domestic: Norway has a domestic satellite system; moreover, the prevalence of rural areas encourages the wide use of cellular mobile systems instead of fixed-wire systems
international: country code - 47; 2 buried coaxial cable systems; submarine cables provide links to other Nordic countries and Europe; satellite earth stations - NA Eutelsat, NA Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), and 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Norway shares the Inmarsat earth station with the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden) (1999)

Radio broadcast stations :
AM 5, FM at least 650, shortwave 1 (1998)

Television broadcast stations :
360 (plus 2,729 repeaters) (1995)

Internet country code :
.no

Internet hosts :
2.084 million (2007)

Internet users :
4.074 million (2006)

 

 
 



 



 


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