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Netherlands Communications

    Telephones: 8.431 million (1998 est.); 3.4 million cellular telephone subscribers (1998 est.)

    Telephone system: highly developed and well maintained; system of multi-conductor cables gradually being supplemented/replaced by a glass-fiber based telecommunication infrastructure; Mobile GSM-based mobile telephony density rapidly growing; third generation Universal Mobile Telecommunications System expected for introduction by the year 2001
    domestic: nationwide cellular telephone system; microwave radio relay
    international: 5 submarine cables; satellite earth stations—3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean), 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean Regions)

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 3 (relays 3), FM 12 (repeaters 39), shortwave 0

    Radios: 14 million (1994 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 15 (in addition, there are five low-power repeaters) (1997)

    Televisions: 7.6 million (1994 est.)

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