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undersecretariat

Communications in Chile

The technical regulator of communications in Chile is the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, through the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel).

Telephone

  • Main lines in use: 3.326 million (2006)
  • Mobile cellular: 12.451 million (2006)
  • System: privatization began in 1988; advanced telecommunications infrastructure; modern system based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities; fixed-line connections have dropped in recent years as mobile-cellular usage continues to increase, reaching a level of 75 telephones per 100 persons
    • Domestic: extensive microwave radio relay links; domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations
    • international: country code - 56; submarine cables provide links to the US and to Central and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio

  • Broadcast stations: 1,490 (175 AM; 1,315 FM) (2006)

Television

Internet

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