Communications in Rwanda

Communications in Rwanda

Rwandan Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 23,100 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 635,100 (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: small, inadequate telephone system primarily serves business and government domestic: the capital, Kigali, is connected to the centers of the provinces by microwave radio relay and, recently, by cellular telephone service; much of the network depends on wire and HF radiotelephone; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone density is only about 7 telephones per 100 persons international: country code - 250; international connections employ microwave radio relay to neighboring countries and satellite communications to more distant countries; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) in Kigali (includes telex and telefax service)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 10 (two main FM programs are broadcast through a system of repeaters; international FM programming includes the BBC, VOA, and Deutchewelle) (2007)

Television broadcast stations: 2 (2004)

Internet country code: .rw

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 100,000 (2007)

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