Telecommunications in Belize

Telecommunications in Belize

Communications in Belize This article discusses facts regarding communication in Belize.

Telephones - main lines in use: 33,900 (2007)
country comparison to the world: 176

Telephones - mobile cellular: 118,300 (2007)
country comparison to the world: 176

Telephone system: general assesement: above-average system; fixed-line teledensity of 12 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density of about 40 per 100 persons.
domestic: trunk network depends primarily on microwave radio relay
international: international dialing code - +501; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth station - 8 (Intelsat - 2, unknown - 6) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 16, shortwave 0 (2006)

Radios: 133,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 3 (2007) Channel 7 and Channel 5 in Belize City and an additional Channel in Orange Walk Town.

Televisions: 41,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): There are several ISPs in Belize: BTL, Speed Net and others.

Internet country codes: .BZ

Internet hosts: 2,751 (2008)
country comparison to the world: 134

Internet users: 32,000 (2007)
country comparison to the world: 177