Communications & Transportation in Poland

Telephones - main lines in use
9.451 million (2009)
rank:
22
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Telephones - mobile cellular
46 million (2009)
rank:
29
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Telephone system
general assessment:
modernization of the telecommunications network has accelerated with market-based competition; fixed-line service, dominated by the former state-owned company, is dwarfed by the growth in mobile-cellular services
domestic:
mobile-cellular service available since 1993 and provided by three nation-wide networks with a fourth provider beginning operations in late 2006; coverage is generally good with some gaps in the east; fixed-line service lags in rural areas
international:
country code - 48; international direct dialing with automated exchanges; satellite earth station - 1 with access to Intelsat, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, and Intersputnik (2009)
Broadcast media
state-run public TV operates 2 national channels supplemented by 16 regional channels and several niche channels; privately-owned entities operate several national TV networks and a number of special interest channels; many privately-owned channels broadcasting locally; roughly half of all households are linked to either satellite or cable TV systems providing access to foreign television networks; state-run public radio operates 5 national networks and 17 regional radio stations; 2 privately-owned national radio networks, several commercial stations broadcasting to multiple cities, and many privately-owned local radio stations (2007)
Internet country code
.pl
Internet hosts
12.928 million (2010)
rank:
12
Internet users
22.452 million (2009)
rank:
19
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Airports
125 (2012)
rank:
46
Airports - with paved runways
total:
86
over 3,047 m:
5
2,438 to 3,047 m:
29
1,524 to 2,437 m:
37
914 to 1,523 m:
9
under 914 m:
6 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
39
1,524 to 2,437 m:
1
914 to 1,523 m:
17
under 914 m:
21 (2012)
Heliports
6 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 13,860 km; oil 1,384 km; refined products 777 km; unknown 35 km (2010)
Railways
total:
19,428 km
rank:
15
broad gauge:
399 km 1.524-m gauge
standard gauge:
19,029 km 1.435-m gauge (11,805 km electrified) (2007)
Roadways
total:
423,997 km
rank:
15
paved:
295,356 km (includes 765 km of expressways)
unpaved:
128,641 km (2008)
Waterways
3,997 km (navigable rivers and canals) (2009)
rank:
28
Merchant marine
total:
9
rank:
118
by type:
cargo 7, chemical tanker 1, passenger/cargo 1
registered in other countries:
106 (Antigua and Barbuda 2, Bahamas 34, Cyprus 24, Liberia 13, Malta 21, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3, Vanuatu 9) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Gdansk, Gdynia, Swinoujscie, Szczecin
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