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General

In 2004, there were 2 AM and 16 FM commercial radio stations and one television station in Aruba. There were an estimated 38,500 land lines and 127,100 mobile cellular users on the island in 2008.

Aruba has two telecommunications providers, Setar the government-based company, and Digicel, Irish ownership company based in Kingston, Jamaica. Setar provides internet, video conferencing, GSM, land lines, and offer the latest in telecommunication services. Digicel is Setar's competitor in wireless technology using the GSM platform.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use :
38,500 (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
127,100 (2008)

Telephone system :
general assessment: modern fully automatic telecommunications system
domestic: increased competition through privatisation; 3 mobile-cellular service providers are now licensed
international: country code - 297; landing site for the PAN-AM submarine telecommunications cable system that extends from the US Virgin Islands through Aruba to Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and the west coast of South America; extensive inter-island microwave radio relay links (2007)

Broadcast media :
2 commercial television stations; cable TV subscription service provides access to foreign channels; about 20 commercial radio stations broadcast (2007)

Internet country code :
.aw

Internet hosts :
25,080 (2010)

Internet users :
24,000 (2008)

 

 
 

 



 


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