Communications & Transportation in Italy

Telephones - main lines in use
21.06 million (2011)
rank:
12
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Telephones - mobile cellular
92.3 million (2011)
rank:
11
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Telephone system
general assessment:
modern, well developed, fast; fully automated telephone, telex, and data services
domestic:
high-capacity cable and microwave radio relay trunks
international:
country code - 39; a series of submarine cables provide links to Asia, Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and US; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (with a total of 5 antennas - 3 for Atlantic Ocean and 2 for Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and NA Eutelsat
Broadcast media
two Italian media giants dominate - the publicly-owned Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) with 3 national terrestrial stations and privately-owned Mediaset with 3 national terrestrial stations; a large number of private stations and Sky Italia - a satellite TV network; RAI operates 3 AM/FM nationwide radio stations; some 1,300 commercial radio stations (2007)
Internet country code
.it
Internet hosts
25.456 million (2010)
rank:
3
Internet users
29.235 million (2009)
rank:
13
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Airports
130 (2012)
rank:
43
Airports - with paved runways
total:
99
over 3,047 m:
9
2,438 to 3,047 m:
31
1,524 to 2,437 m:
18
914 to 1,523 m:
29
under 914 m:
12 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
31
1,524 to 2,437 m:
1
914 to 1,523 m:
11
under 914 m:
19 (2012)
Heliports
5 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 18,348 km; oil 1,241 km (2010)
Railways
total:
20,255 km
rank:
13
standard gauge:
18,611 km 1.435-m gauge (12,662 km electrified)
narrow gauge:
123 km 1.000-m gauge (123 km electrified); 1,290 km 0.950-m gauge (151 km electrified); 231 km 0.850-m gauge (2008)
Roadways
total:
487,700 km
rank:
13
paved:
487,700 km (includes 6,700 km of expressways) (2007)
Waterways
2,400 km (used for commercial traffic; of limited overall value compared to road and rail) (2012)
rank:
37
Merchant marine
total:
681
rank:
17
by type:
bulk carrier 105, cargo 42, carrier 1, chemical tanker 164, container 21, liquefied gas 28, passenger 25, passenger/cargo 154, petroleum tanker 59, refrigerated cargo 4, roll on/roll off 39, specialized tanker 9, vehicle carrier 30
foreign-owned:
90 (Denmark 4, France 2, Greece 7, Luxembourg 14, Netherlands 2, Nigeria 1, Norway 6, Singapore 1, Sweden 1, Switzerland 13, Taiwan 10, Turkey 4, UK 2, US 23)
registered in other countries:
201 (Bahamas 1, Belize 3, Cayman Islands 7, Cyprus 6, Georgia 2, Gibraltar 4, Greece 5, Liberia 47, Malta 45, Marshall Islands 1, Morocco 1, Netherlands 6, Panama 25, Portugal 12, Russia 14, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4, Singapore 5, Slovakia 2, Spain 1, Sweden 5, Turkey 1, UK 3, unknown 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Augusta, Cagliari, Genoa, Livorno, Taranto, Trieste, Venice
oil terminals:
Melilli (Santa Panagia) oil terminal, Sarroch oil terminal
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