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By the end of 1999, computer-controlled telephones now number 3.39 million in Chongqing, with the number of subscribers reaching 2.12 million. A telecommunications network now links Chongqing and Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province. A satellite telecommunication station has also been established. The residents of Chongqing can reach people in 180 countries and regions through IDD. Telephone numbers now have eight digits.
Radio and TV stations:
There are all together 43 radio broadcasting stations, seven TV stations and 41 cable TV stations in Chongqing. The population coverage rate of radio and TV has reached 85 percent and 75 percent respectively.