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Afghanistan Communications 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
129,300 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 139
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
12 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 57
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: limited fixed-line telephone service; an increasing number of Afghans utilize mobile-cellular phone networks
domestic: aided by the presence of multiple providers, mobile-cellular telephone service continues to improve rapidly
international: country code - 93; multiple VSAT's provide international and domestic voice and data connectivity (2009)

Broadcast media:
state-owned broadcaster, Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), operates a series of radio and television stations in Kabul and the provinces; an estimated 50 private radio stations, 8 TV networks, and about a dozen international broadcasters are available; more than 30 community-based radio stations broadcasting (2007)

Internet country code:
.af

Internet hosts:
46 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 212
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
1 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 98
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]

Communications - note:
Internet access is growing through Internet cafes as well as public "telekiosks" in Kabul (2005)


NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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