Communications in Lesotho

Communications in Lesotho

Basotho Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 53,100 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 456,000 (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: rudimentary system consisting of a modest but growing number of landlines, a small microwave radio relay system, and a small radiotelephone communication system; mobile-cellular telephone system is expanding domestic: privatized in 2001, Telecom Lesotho tasked with providing an additional 50,000 fixed-line connections within five years, a target not met; mobile-cellular service is expanding with a subscribership approaching 25 per 100 persons; rural services are scant international: country code - 266; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 3, shortwave 1 (2007)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (2007)

Internet country code: .ls

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 70,000 (2007)

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