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Laos Communications 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











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


Page last updated on February 5, 2013

Telephones - main lines in use:
107,600 (2011)
country comparison to the world: 143
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
5.481 million (2011)
country comparison to the world: 101
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: service to general public is improving; the government relies on a radiotelephone network to communicate with remote areas
domestic: multiple service providers; mobile cellular usage growing very rapidly
international: country code - 856; satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region) and a second to be developed by China (2008)

Broadcast media:
3 TV stations operating out of Vientiane - 2 government-operated and the other jointly-owned by the government and a Thai company; 22 provincial stations operating with nearly all programming relayed via satellite from the government-operated stations in Vientiane; relays from Hanoi provide access to a Vietnamese TV station; broadcasts available from stations in Thailand and Vietnam in border areas; multi-channel satellite and cable TV systems provide access to a wide range of foreign stations; state-controlled radio with state-operated Lao National Radio (LNR) broadcasting on 5 frequencies - 1 AM, 2 SW, and 2 FM; LNR's AM and FM programs are relayed via satellite constituting a large part of the programming schedules of the provincial radio stations; Thai radio broadcasts available in border areas and transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are also accessible (2011)

Internet country code:
.la

Internet hosts:
1,532 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 166
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
300,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 130
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Laos 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 Laos Communications 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Laos 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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