Communications in Cote d'Ivoire

Communications in Cote d'Ivoire

Ivoirian Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 730,000 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 7.05 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: well developed by African standards; telecommunications sector privatized in late 1990s and operational fixed-lines have more than quadrupled since that time; with multiple cellular service providers competing in the market, cellular usage has increased sharply to roughly 40 per 100 persons domestic: open-wire lines and microwave radio relay; 90% digitalized international: country code - 225; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 3 (1998)

Television broadcast stations: 14 (1998)

Internet country code: .ci

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 300,000 (2006)

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