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Lithuania Communications

    Telephones: 1.08 million (1998)

    Telephone system: the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Ministry of Defense, and Ministry of Internal Affairs oversee Lithuania's telecommunications; the national operator is Lietuvos Telomas; Internet is available
    domestic: local—three cellular service providers; NMT-450 and GSM standards provide services nationwide; 80% of customers are on the two GSM networks; 157,000 cellular customers; intercity—Lithuania is close to completing its fiber-optic backbone consisting of two small rings inside a larger ring
    international: Lithuania has international fiber-optic connectivity to Latvia, Poland, and an undersea fiber-optic cable to Sweden

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 13, FM 26, shortwave 1

    Radios: 1.42 million (1993 est.)

    Television broadcast stations: 3

    Televisions: NA; note—93% of the population have TV, 30% have cable or satellite dish, and 16% own VCRs (1996)

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