Communications in Kenya

Communications in Kenya

Kenyan Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 264,800 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 11.44 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: inadequate; fixed-line telephone system is small and inefficient; trunks are primarily microwave radio relay; business data commonly transferred by a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) system domestic: no recent growth in fixed-line infrastructure and the sole provider, Telkom Kenya, is slated for privatization; multiple providers in the mobile-cellular segment of the market fostering a boom in mobile-cellular telephone usage international: country code - 254; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat

Radio broadcast stations: AM 24, FM 18, shortwave 6 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 8 (2001)

Internet country code: .ke

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 3 million (2007)

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