Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
Telephone, telex, fax, and telegraph communications between the "TRNC" and the outside world were carried out via fully automatic exchange services. All villages and towns were connected to this system, and 40,000 households had telephones. Substantial assistance from Turkey financed the modernization of the telecommunications system. A further modernization of this system, planned in the late 1980s, included the installation of a fully computerized digital exchange system with fiber optic lines. By early 1990, some fiber optics were already in use. At the beginning of the 1990s there were 75,000 television sets (color and black and white) in the "TRNC." The state Bayrak Radio and Television Corporation had eight radio and three television stations.
Data as of January 1991
NOTE: The information regarding Cyprus on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cyprus Telecommunications information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cyprus Telecommunications should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.