Communications in Somalia

Communications in Somalia

Somali Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 100,000 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 600,000 (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: the public telecommunications system was almost completely destroyed or dismantled during the civil war; private companies offer limited local fixed-line service and private wireless companies offer service in most major cities while charging the lowest international rates on the continent domestic: local cellular telephone systems have been established in Mogadishu and in several other population centers international: country code - 252; international connections are available from Mogadishu by satellite (2001)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 11 (also 1 station each in Puntland and Somaliland), shortwave 1 (in Mogadishu) (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 4 (2 in Mogadishu and 2 in Hargeisa) (2001)

Internet country code: .so

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 98,000 (2007)

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