Communications in Nigeria

Communications in Nigeria

Nigerian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 1.58 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 40.395 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: further expansion and modernization of the fixed-line telephone network is needed domestic: the addition of a second fixed-line provider in 2002 resulted in faster growth but subscribership remains only about 1 per 100 persons; wireless telephony has grown rapidly, in part responding to the shortcomings of the fixed-line network; multiple service providers operate nationally; mobile-cellular teledensity reached 30 per 100 persons in 2007 international: country code - 234; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 3 (the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations) (2001)

Internet country code: .ng

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 10 million (2007)

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