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Puerto Rico Communication


Radio and television are easily accessible, and have programs similar to those on the US mainland. As of 2008, there were 34 television broadcast stations. Puerto Rico has a modern telephone network, integrated with the US. The network includes digital and cellular services.

Puerto Rico is among the most advanced telecom markets in Latin America, with one of the highest rates of teledensity, mobile penetration, and Internet users per capita. Yet, despite being a US territory, Spanish speaking Puerto Rico is far behind the USA in terms of fixed lines and broadband uptake. Mobile telephony is the most dynamic sector in Puerto Rico’s telecommunication industry, while fixed lines stagnate. The local call market remains heavily dominated by the incumbent, Puerto Rico Telephone (PRT). The long-distance and mobile markets, on the other hand, are extremely competitive. With a flourishing VoIP business, a growing broadband market, and a healthy cable TV sector, Puerto Rico is a promising target for convergence strategies.


Telephones - main lines in use :
1.038 million (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
3.354 million (2005)

Telephone system :
general assessment: modern system integrated with that of the US by high-capacity submarine cable and Intelsat with high-speed data capability
domestic: digital telephone system; cellular telephone service
international: country code - 1-787, 939; submarine cables provide connectivity to the US, Caribbean, Central and South America; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat

Radio broadcast stations :
AM 74, FM 53, shortwave 0 (2008)

Television broadcast stations :
34 (2008)

Internet country code :

Internet hosts :
700 (2009)

Internet users :
1 million (2008)





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