Communications in Botswana

Communications in Botswana

Motswana (singular), Batswana (p Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 136,900 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.427 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: the system is expanding with the growth of mobile-cellular service and participation in regional development; system is fully digital with fiber-optic cables linking the major population centers in the east; fixed-line connections declined in recent years and now stand at roughly 8 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density currently is about 80 per 100 persons domestic: small system of open-wire lines, microwave radio relay links, and a few radiotelephone communication stations; mobile-cellular service is growing fast international: country code - 267; international calls are made via satellite, using international direct dialing; 2 international exchanges; digital microwave radio relay links to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 8, FM 13, shortwave 4 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 2 (1 state-owned, 1 private)

Internet country code: .bw

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 80,000 (2007)

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