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France Communications

    Telephones: 35 million (1987 est.)

    Telephone system: highly developed
    domestic: extensive cable and microwave radio relay; extensive introduction of fiber-optic cable; domestic satellite system
    international: satellite earth stations—2 Intelsat (with total of 5 antennas—2 for Indian Ocean and 3 for Atlantic Ocean), NA Eutelsat, 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region); HF radiotelephone communications with more than 20 countries

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 41, FM 800 (mostly repeaters), shortwave 0

    Radios: 49 million (1993 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 310 (in addition, there are about 1,400 repeaters) (1997)

    Televisions: 29.3 million (1993 est.)

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