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Telecommunications in Georgia (country)

Telecommunications in Georgia include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet.

Contents

  • Radio and television 1
  • Telephones 2
  • Internet 3
    • Internet censorship and surveillance 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Radio and television

Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower on Mount Mtatsminda
  • Radio broadcast stations: AM 7, FM 12, shortwave 4 (1998).
  • Radios: 3.02 million (1997).
  • Television broadcast stations: 25 (plus repeaters) (2011).
  • Televisions: 2.57 million (1997).

Telephones

  • Calling code: +995
  • Main lines: 830,222 lines in use (2009).[1]
  • Mobile cellular: 3.1 million lines (2009).[1]

There are three cellular telephone networks of GSM 900 and 1800 standard and two UMTS 2100 standard: MagtiCom LTD,[2] Geocell LTD,[3] and Bulgaria are connected with fiber-optic line between Poti and Varna (Bulgaria).

Internet

Internet censorship and surveillance

Listed as engaged in selective Internet filtering in the political and conflict/security areas and as no evidence of filtering in the social and Internet tools areas by the [6]

Access to Internet content in Georgia is largely unrestricted as the legal constitutional framework, developed after the 2003 [6]


See also

  • Georgian National Communications Commission

References

  1. ^ a b Annual Report (2009), Georgian National Agency of Communications.
  2. ^ http://www.magticom.com
  3. ^ http://www.geocell.ge
  4. ^ http://www.beeline.ge
  5. ^ http://www.magticom.ge/index.php?section=19&lang=geo
  6. ^ a b "ONI Country Profile: Georgia", OpenNet Initiative, November 2010

External links

  • Georgian National Communications Commission, website.
  • Sidorenko, Alexey, "Internet, Society and Democracy in Georgia", in Caucasus Analytical Digest No. 15.
  • Robakidze, Nino, "Georgia: Immature Media", in Caucasus Analytical Digest No. 25.



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