Communications & Transportation in United Kingdom

Telephones - main lines in use
33.32 million (2009)
rank:
8
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Telephones - mobile cellular
80.799 million (2009)
rank:
16
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Telephone system
general assessment:
technologically advanced domestic and international system
domestic:
equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
international:
country code - 44; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers
Broadcast media
public service broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world; BBC operates multiple TV networks with regional and local TV service; a mixed system of public and commercial TV broadcasters along with satellite and cable systems provide access to hundreds of TV stations throughout the world; BBC operates multiple national, regional, and local radio networks with multiple transmission sites; a large number of commercial radio stations as well as satellite radio services are available (2008)
Internet country code
.uk
Internet hosts
8.409 million (2010)
rank:
15
Internet users
51.444 million (2009)
rank:
7
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Airports
462 (2012)
rank:
19
Airports - with paved runways
total:
272
over 3,047 m:
7
2,438 to 3,047 m:
31
1,524 to 2,437 m:
93
914 to 1,523 m:
76
under 914 m:
65 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
190
1,524 to 2,437 m:
2
914 to 1,523 m:
25
under 914 m:
163 (2012)
Heliports
9 (2012)
Pipelines
condensate 8 km; gas 14,071 km; liquid petroleum gas 59 km; oil 595 km; refined products 4,907 km (2010)
Railways
total:
16,454 km
rank:
17
broad gauge:
303 km 1.600-m gauge (in Northern Ireland)
standard gauge:
16,151 km 1.435-m gauge (5,248 km electrified) (2008)
Roadways
total:
394,428 km
rank:
16
paved:
394,428 km (includes 3,519 km of expressways) (2009)
Waterways
3,200 km (620 km used for commerce) (2009)
rank:
32
Merchant marine
total:
504
rank:
22
by type:
bulk carrier 33, cargo 76, carrier 4, chemical tanker 58, container 178, liquefied gas 6, passenger 7, passenger/cargo 66, petroleum tanker 18, refrigerated cargo 2, roll on/roll off 31, vehicle carrier 25
foreign-owned:
271 (Australia 1, Bermuda 6, China 7, Denmark 43, France 39, Germany 59, Hong Kong 12, Ireland 1, Italy 3, Japan 5, Netherlands 1, Norway 32, Sweden 28, Taiwan 11, Tanzania 1, UAE 8, US 14)
registered in other countries:
308 (Algeria 15, Antigua and Barbuda 1, Argentina 2, Australia 5, Bahamas 18, Barbados 6, Belgium 2, Belize 4, Bermuda 14, Bolivia 1, Brunei 2, Cambodia 1, Cape Verde 1, Cayman Islands 2, Comoros 1, Cook Islands 2, Cyprus 7, Georgia 5, Gibraltar 6, Greece 6, Honduras 1, Hong Kong 33, Indonesia 2, Italy 2, Liberia 22, Liberia 32, Luxembourg 5, Malta 21, Marshall Islands 12, Marshall Islands 3, Moldova 3, Nigeria 2, NZ 1, Panama 37, Panama 5, Saint Kitts and Nevis 1, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6, Sierra Leone 1, Singapore 6, Thailand 6, Tonga 1, US 4, unknown 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport (England); Forth Ports (Scotland); Milford Haven (Wales)
oil terminals:
Fawley Marine terminal, Liverpool Bay terminal (England); Braefoot Bay terminal, Finnart oil terminal, Hound Point terminal (Scotland)
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