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Turks & Caicos Island Communications
 
 
 

General

The territory had about 3,700 telephone lines in use in 2010. Mobile phone service is provided by Cable & Wireless, using GSM 850 and TDMA, and Digicel, using GSM 900 and 1900 and Islandcom Wireless, using 3G 850. There are no CDMA networks. The system is connected to the mainland by two submarine cables and an Intelsat earth station. There were three AM radio stations (one inactive) and six FM stations (no shortwave) in 1998. The most popular station is Power 92.5 FM which plays Top 100 hits. Over 8,000 radio receivers are owned across the territory.

West Indies Video (WIV) has been the sole cable television provider for the Turks & Caicos Islands for over two decades and WIV4 (a subsidiary of WIV) has been the only broadcast station in the islands for over 15 years; broadcasts from the Bahamas can also be received. The territory has two internet service providers and its country code top level domain is ".tc". Amateur radio callsigns begin with "VP5" and visiting operators frequently work from the islands.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use : 3,700 (2010)
Telephones - mobile cellular : 25,100 (2004)
Telephone system : general assessment: fully digital system with international direct dialing
domestic: full range of services available; GSM wireless service available
international: country code - 1-649; the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber optic telecommunications submarine cable provides connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Broadcast media : while there are no local terrestrial TV stations, broadcasts from the Bahamas can be received; multi-channel cable and satellite TV services are available; government-run radio network operates alongside private broadcasters with a total of about 15 stations broadcasting (2007)
Internet country code : .tc
Internet hosts : 8,969 (2010)
 

 
 

 



 


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