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General

The government owns and operates postal, telephone and telegraph services. Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula are linked by a multiplex radio relay network. The Tropical Radio Co. provides international radiotelegraph and radiotelephone service. In 2006, there were 731,600 mainline telephones in use and just over 2.24 million cellular phones.

As of 1998, Honduras had 241 AM and 53 FM radio stations. In 1997, there were 11 television stations. In 2000, there were 412 radios and 96 television sets for every 1,000 people. The same year, there were eight internet service providers serving 40,000 subscribers.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use
713,600 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular
2.241 million (2006)

Telephone system
general assessment:inadequate system
domestic: beginning in 2003, private sub-operators allowed to provide fixed-lines in order to expand telephone coverage; fixed-line teledensity has increased to about 10 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone service has been increasing rapidly and subscribership in 2006 exceeded 30 per 100 persons
international: country code - 504; landing point for both the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) and the MAYA-1 fibre optic submarine cable system that together provide connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); connected to Central American Microwave System

Radio broadcast stations
AM 241, FM 53, shortwave 12 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
11 (plus 17 repeaters) (1997)

Internet country code
.hn

Internet hosts
4,672 (2007)

Internet users
344,100 (2006)