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Communications in St Lucia


The telephone system is fully automatic, with an estimated 40,900 mainline telephones in service in 2008. The same year, there were about 169,600 cellular phones in use.

In 2007, there were 25 radio stations and three television stations. In 1997 there were 668 radios and 167 TV sets in use per 1,000 population. Television programs consist of some local programming, videotapes, and live broadcasts originating in Barbados; television transmissions from Martinique are also received.


Telephones - main lines in use : 40,900 (2008)
Telephones - mobile cellular : 169,600 (2008)
Telephone system

: general assessment: adequate system
domestic: system is automatically switched
international: country code - 1-758; the East Caribbean Fibre Optic System (ECFS) and Southern Caribbean fibre optic system (SCF) submarine cables, along with Intelsat from Martinique, carry calls internationally; direct microwave radio relay link with Martinique and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; tropospheric scatter to Barbados
Broadcast media : 3 privately-owned television stations; 1 public television station operating on a cable network; multi-channel cable TV service is obtainable; a mix of state-owned and privately-owned broadcasters operate nearly 25 radio stations including repeater transmission stations (2007)
Internet country code : .lc
Internet hosts : 106 (2010)
Internet users : 100,000 (2008)




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