Communications in Burma

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All communications in Burma are controlled by the government.

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Telecommunication networks

Installation of telephones, and the cost of calling, are prohibitively expensive for most people. To call overseas for two minutes would cost more than most earn in a month.

Telephones - main lines in use: 503,900 (2005)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 214,200 (2006)

Telephone system:
general assessment: meets minimum requirements for local and intercity service for business and government
domestic: system barely capable of providing basic service; cellular phone system is grossly underdeveloped with a subscribership base of less than 1 per 100 persons
international: country code - 95; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE 3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2, Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and ShinSat (2007)

Homepage : www.mpt.net.mm/

Media

Radio broadcast stations AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 3 (2007)

Television broadcast stations: 4 (2008)

Press

Television

Radio

News agency

Internet

The government does not allow access to all the internet, adult sites, anti-government, and free email web sites are blocked. (See Myanmar Wide Web.)

There are only 2 Internet Service Providers, BaganNET [1] and MPT [2].

See also

External links

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