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Somalia: Communications

Communications Somalia
Telephones - main lines in use:
15,000 (2000)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
NA
Telephone system:
general assessment: the public telecommunications system was almost completely destroyed or dismantled by the civil war factions; private wireless companies offer service in most major cities and charge the lowest international rates on the continent
domestic: local cellular telephone systems have been established in Mogadishu and in several other population centers
international: international connections are available from Mogadishu by satellite
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 0, FM 11, shortwave 1 in Mogadishu; 1 FM in Puntland, 1 FM in Somaliland (2001)
Radios:
470,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
4
note: two in Mogadishu; two in Hargeisa (2001)
Televisions:
135,000 (1997)
Internet country code:
.so
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
3 (one each in Boosaaso, Hargeisa, and Mogadishu) (2000)
Internet users:
200 (2000)

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Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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