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United Kingdom Communications

    Telephones: 29.5 million (1987 est.)

    Telephone system: technologically advanced domestic and international system
    domestic: equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
    international: 40 coaxial submarine cables; satellite earth stations—10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 225, FM 525 (mostly repeaters), shortwave 0

    Radios: 70 million

    Television broadcast stations: 78 (in addition, there are 869 repeaters) (1997)

    Televisions: 20 million

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