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British Indian Ocean Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory Media Stats

Definitions

  • Internet > Hosts: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
  • Internet > Internet Service Providers: The number of Internet Service Providers within a country. An ISP is defined as a company that provides access to the Internet.
  • Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Telephone system > General assessment: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic and international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
  • Telephone system > International: A brief characterization of the system with details on international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa. Arabsat
  • Television broadcast stations: This entry gives the total number of separate broadcast stations plus any repeater stations.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) broadcasts over 3 separate frequencies for US and UK military personnel stationed on the islands 2009
Internet > Hosts 89 2008 188th out of 226
Internet > ISP 1 2000 142nd out of 161
Internet > Internet Service Providers 1 2003 197th out of 229
Radio broadcast stations AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 1998
Telephone system > General assessment separate facilities for military and public needs are available 2013
Telephone system > International country code (Diego Garcia) - 246; international telephone service is carried by satellite 2000
Television broadcast stations 1 1997 72nd out of 89

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003

Citation

"British Indian Ocean Territory Media Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/British-Indian-Ocean-Territory/Media

British Indian Ocean Territory Media Profiles (Subcategories)

Internet 7 Telephone system 3