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IV. Telecommunications


In 1993, program-controlled telephone system was available in every county in Guangxi. By 1999, the telephone network in the region was enlarged to a great extent, providing service to 1.89 million customers of telephone, 750,000 customers of mobile phone, 1.92 million customers of pager and 35,100 customers of IP card. In 1999, telephone was available in 13,037 villages, accounting for 87.7 percent of the region’s total; the local post offices had a turnover totaling 6.46 billion that year, up 23.5 percent over 1998.

Radio and TV stations:

In 1999, the region had 26 TV stations, 22 radio stations and 13 cable TV stations, totally covering 88.3 percent of the region’s population.

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