Communications in Mauritania

Communications in Mauritania

Mauritanian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 34,900 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.3 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: limited system of cable and open-wire lines, minor microwave radio relay links, and radiotelephone communications stations; mobile-cellular services expanding rapidly domestic: Mauritel, the national telecommunications company, was privatized in 2001 but remains the monopoly provider of fixed-line services; fixed-line teledensity 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular network coverage extends mainly to urban areas with a teledensity approaching 40 per 100 persons; mostly cable and open-wire lines; a domestic satellite telecommunications system links Nouakchott with regional capitals international: country code - 222; satellite earth stations - 3 (1 Intelsat - Atlantic Ocean, 2 Arabsat)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 14, shortwave 1 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 1 (2002)

Internet country code: .mr

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 30,000 (2006)

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