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Antarctica

Antarctic Media Stats

Definitions

  • Internet > Hosts: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
  • Internet > IP addresses per capita: Number of IPv4 internet address allocated per 1000 residents.
  • Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Telephone system > General assessment: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic and international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
  • Telephone system > International: A brief characterization of the system with details on international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa. Arabsat
  • Telephones > Main lines in use: The total number of main telephone lines in use.
  • Television broadcast stations: This entry gives the total number of separate broadcast stations plus any repeater stations.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Internet > Hosts 7,748 2008 112th out of 226
Internet > IP addresses per capita 0.0 2014 224th out of 233
Radio broadcast stations FM 2, shortwave 1 (information for US bases only); note - many research stations have a local FM radio station 2007
Telephone system > General assessment local systems at some research stations 2013
Telephone system > International country code - none allocated; via satellite (including mobile Inmarsat and Iridium systems) to and from all research stations, ships, aircraft, and most field parties 2007
Telephones > Main lines in use 0.0 2001 40th out of 40
Television broadcast stations 1 2002 14th out of 24

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; http://www.iana.org/numbers; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

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Antarctica Media Profiles (Subcategories)

Internet 6 Telephone system 3
  • Antarctica ranked 96 places from the bottom for internet hosts globally in 2012.
  • Antarctica has ranked in the top 112 for internet > hosts since 2006.

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