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After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.


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Communications

Telephones - main lines in use World Ranking: 214
4,400 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular World Ranking: 214
3,800 (2009)

Telephone system
General assessment
Digital switching equipment; modern services include telex, cellular, Internet, international calling, caller ID, and leased data circuits
Domestic
Majuro Atoll and Ebeye and Kwajalein islands have regular, seven-digit, direct-dial telephones; other islands interconnected by high frequency radiotelephone (used mostly for government purposes) and mini-satellite telephones
International
Country code - 692; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean); US Government satellite communications system on Kwajalein (2005)

Broadcast media
No TV broadcast station; a cable network is available on Majuro with programming via videotape replay and satellite relays; 4 radio broadcast stations; American Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) provides satellite radio and television service to Kwajalein Atoll (2009)

Internet country code
.mh

Internet hosts World Ranking: 230
3 (2010)

Internet users World Ranking: 209
2,200 (2009)


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