Communications in Senegal

Communications in Senegal

Senegalese Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 269,100 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 4.123 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: good system domestic: above-average urban system with a fiber-optic network; nearly two-thirds of all fixed-line connections are in Dakar where a call-center industry is emerging; expansion of fixed-line services in rural areas needed; mobile-cellular service is expanding rapidly; microwave radio relay, coaxial cable and fiber-optic cable in trunk system international: country code - 221; the SAT-3/WASC fiber optic cable provides connectivity to Europe and Asia while Atlantis-2 provides connectivity to South America; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 8, FM 20, shortwave 1 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 4 (2007)

Internet country code: .sn

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 820,000 (2007)

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