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Telecommunications in Chile

The technical regulator of communications in Chile is the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, through the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel).


  • Telephone 1
  • Radio 2
  • Television 3
  • Internet 4
  • Other technical details 5
  • References 6


  • Main lines in use: 3.379 million (2007)[1]
  • Mobile cellular: 24.130.754 (2012) (devices)
    • Pre-paid: 17.283.257
    • Post-paid: 6.847.497 [2]
  • System: privatization began in 1988; advanced telecommunications infrastructure; modern system based on extensive microwave radio relay facilities; fixed-line connections have dropped in recent years as mobile-cellular usage continues to increase, reaching a level of 85 telephones per 100 persons[1]
    • Domestic: extensive microwave radio relay links; domestic satellite system with 3 earth stations
    • international: country code - 56; submarine cables provide links to the US and to Central and South America; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)


  • Broadcast stations: 1,490 (175 AM; 1,315 FM) (2006)[3]



  • Internet hosts: 847,215 (2008)[1]
  • Internet users: 5.57 million (2007)[1]
  • Internet mobile users: 4.921.587[2]
  • Internet country code: .cl[1]

Other technical details


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  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ Compendio Estadístico 2006, INE.
  4. ^ Articulo 2012, Cambio21.
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