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Guatemala Communications 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Guatemala Communications 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 13, 2013

Telephones - main lines in use:
1.626 million (2011)
country comparison to the world: 65
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
20.716 million (2011)
country comparison to the world: 47
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: fairly modern network centered in the city of Guatemala
domestic: state-owned telecommunications company privatized in the late 1990s opening the way for competition; fixed-line teledensity roughly 10 per 100 persons; fixed-line investments are being concentrated on improving rural connectivity; mobile-cellular teledensity approaching 150 per 100 persons
international: country code - 502; landing point for both the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) and the SAM-1 fiber optic submarine cable system that together provide connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; connected to Central American Microwave System; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Broadcast media:
4 privately-owned national terrestrial TV channels dominate TV broadcasting; multi-channel satellite and cable services are available; 1 government-owned radio station and hundreds of privately-owned radio stations (2007)

Internet country code:
.gt

Internet hosts:
357,552 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 60
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
2.279 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 72
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Guatemala on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guatemala Communications 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guatemala Communications 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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