Neha Patil

Telecommunications in Saint Lucia

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Communications in Saint Lucia

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Telephone

Telephones - main lines in use: 90,000

Telephones - mobile cellular: 100,000

Telephone system:

  • Domestic: System is automatically switched.
  • International: Direct microwave radio relay link with Martinique and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; tropospheric scatter to Barbados; international calls beyond these countries are carried by Intelsat from Martinique.
  • Saint Lucia is part of the North American Numbering Plan; its area code is 758.

    Radio

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 7 (plus 3 repeaters), shortwave 0 (1998), includes VQH-AM 660

    Radios: 111,000 (1997)

    Television

    Television broadcast stations: 3 (of which two are commercial stations and one is a community antenna television or CATV channel) (1997)

    Televisions: 100,000 (2005)

    Internet

    Saint Lucia's country code top-level domain is .lc. Prior to the 21st century internet was available only by satellite. As of 2000, there were 5 Internet service providers serving the country. 90% of the city population has internet, but rural villages rarely have the availability. The internet is growing rapidly with available wireless computers and devices.

    References

    Telecommunications in Saint Lucia Wikipedia


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