Communications in Madagascar

Communications in Madagascar

Malagasy Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 133,900 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.218 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: system is above average for the region; Antananarivo's main telephone exchange modernized in the late 1990s, but the rest of the analogue-based telephone system is poorly developed; have added more than 50,000 new fixed lines since 2005 domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile telephone density only about 12 per 100 persons international: country code - 261; submarine cable to Bahrain; satellite earth stations - 2 (1 Intelsat - Indian Ocean, 1 Intersputnik - Atlantic Ocean region) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 6 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (plus 36 repeaters) (2001)

Internet country code: .mg

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 110,000 (2006)

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