Communications in Angola

Communications in Angola

Angolan Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 98,200 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 3.307 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: system inadequate; fewer than one fixed-line per 100 persons; combined fixed line and mobile telephone density exceeded 25 telephones per 100 persons in 2007 domestic: state-owned telecom had monopoly for fixed-lines until 2005; demand outstripped capacity, prices were high, and services poor; Telecom Namibia, through an Angolan company, became the first private licensed operator in Angola's fixed-line telephone network; Angola Telecom established mobile-cellular service in Luanda in 1993 and the network has been extended to larger towns; a privately-owned, mobile-cellular service provider began operations in 2001 international: country code - 244; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 29 (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 21, FM 6, shortwave 7 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 6 (2000)

Internet country code: .ao

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 100,000 (2007)

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