Communications in Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Communications in Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Congolese or Congo Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 9,700 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 6.592 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: inadequate; state-owned fixed-line operator has been unable to expand fixed-line connections and there are now fewer than 10,000 connections - less than 1 per 1000 persons; given the backdrop of a wholly inadequate fixed-line infrastructure, the use of cellular services has surged and subscribership in 2007 reached 6.6 million - 10 per 100 persons domestic: barely adequate wire and microwave radio relay service in and between urban areas; domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations international: country code - 243; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 2 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 4 (2001)

Internet country code: .cd

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 230,400 (2007)

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