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Panama Communication
 
 
 
 
 

General

The nation's telecommunications company is in the midst of a multi-million-dollar upgrade and expansion of the country's phone system. Intel employs about 3,400 people, and the government retains 49 % of the company's stock. Panama's telephone density is close to 200 phone lines per 1,000 people. The U.S. firm, Bell South, paid $72.6 million for the rights to offer cellular service. Both Bell South and the national telephone company have begun to offer cellular phone service, and the country has about 200,000 mobile phones in use. By 2005, Panama had 11 Internet Service Providers.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use
440,100 (2005)

Telephones - mobile cellular
1.352 million (2005)

Telephone system
general assessment: domestic and international facilities well developed
domestic: NA
international: country code - 507; 1 coaxial submarine cable; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); connected to the Central
American Microwave System

Radio broadcast stations
AM 101, FM 134, shortwave 0 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
38 (including repeaters) (1998)

Internet country code
.pa

Internet hosts
7,149 (2006)

Internet users
300,000 (2005)