Communications in Tajikistan

Communications in Tajikistan

Tajikistani Communications

Telephones - main lines in use: 340,000 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 3.5 million (2007)

Telephone system: general assessment: foreign investment in the telephone system has resulted in major improvements domestic: the domestic telecommunications network has historically been under funded and poorly maintained; main line availability has not changed significantly since 1998; mobile cellular use, aided by competition among multiple operators, has expanded rapidly; coverage now extends to all major cities and towns international: country code - 992; linked by cable and microwave radio relay to other CIS republics and by leased connections to the Moscow international gateway switch; Dushanbe linked by Intelsat to international gateway switch in Ankara (Turkey); satellite earth stations - 3 (2 Intelsat and 1 Orbita) (2008)

Radio broadcast stations: 16 (number of licensed stations with only about 10 broadcasting) (2009)

Television broadcast stations: 24 (number of licensed stations with only about 15 active) (2009)

Internet country code: .tj

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):

Internet users: 19,500 (2005)

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