Communications & Transportation in Kazakhstan

Telephones - main lines in use
4.011 million (2009)
rank:
41
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Telephones - mobile cellular
19.768 million (2009)
rank:
46
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Telephone system
general assessment:
inherited an outdated telecommunications network from the Soviet era requiring modernization
domestic:
intercity by landline and microwave radio relay; number of fixed-line connections is gradually increasing and fixed-line teledensity now roughly 25 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage has increased rapidly and the subscriber base now exceeds 100 per 100 persons
international:
country code - 7; international traffic with other former Soviet republics and China carried by landline and microwave radio relay and with other countries by satellite and by the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic cable; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (2008)
Broadcast media
state owns nearly all radio and TV transmission facilities and operates national TV and radio networks; nearly all nationwide TV networks are wholly or partly owned by the government; some former state-owned media outlets have been privatized; households with satellite dishes have access to foreign media; a small number of commercial radio stations operating along with state-run radio stations; recent legislation requires all media outlets to register with the government and all TV poviders to broadcast in digital format by 2015 (2008)
Internet country code
.kz
Internet hosts
65,988 (2010)
rank:
88
Internet users
5.299 million (2009)
rank:
44
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Airports
97 (2012)
rank:
62
Airports - with paved runways
total:
64
over 3,047 m:
10
2,438 to 3,047 m:
25
1,524 to 2,437 m:
16
914 to 1,523 m:
5
under 914 m:
8 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
33
over 3,047 m:
5
2,438 to 3,047 m:
7
1,524 to 2,437 m:
3
914 to 1,523 m:
5
under 914 m:
13 (2012)
Heliports
3 (2012)
Pipelines
condensate 658 km; gas 12,317 km; oil 11,201 km; refined products 1,095 km; water 1,465 km (2010)
Railways
total:
15,079 km
rank:
19
broad gauge:
15,079 km 1.520-m gauge (4,000 km electrified) (2008)
Roadways
total:
93,612 km
rank:
49
paved:
84,100 km
unpaved:
9,512 km (2008)
Waterways
4,000 km (on the Ertis (Irtysh) River (80%) and Syr Darya (Syrdariya) River) (2010)
rank:
26
Merchant marine
total:
11
rank:
109
by type:
cargo 1, petroleum tanker 8, refrigerated cargo 1, specialized tanker 1
foreign-owned:
3 (Austria 1, Ireland 1, Turkey 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Aqtau (Shevchenko), Atyrau (Gur'yev), Oskemen (Ust-Kamenogorsk), Pavlodar, Semey (Semipalatinsk)
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