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Lebanon Communications

    Telephones: 150,000 (1990 est.)

    Telephone system: telecommunications system severely damaged by civil war; rebuilding well underway
    domestic: primarily microwave radio relay and cable
    international: satellite earth stations—2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Atlantic Ocean) (erratic operations); coaxial cable to Syria; microwave radio relay to Syria but inoperable beyond Syria to Jordan; 3 submarine coaxial cables

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 5, FM 3, shortwave 1
    note: government is licensing a limited number of the more than 100 AM and FM stations operated sporadically by various factions that sprang up during the civil war

    Radios: 2.37 million (1992 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 28 (1997)

    Televisions: 1.1 million (1993 est.)

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