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    Afghanistan Communications - 2006

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      50,000 (2004)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      600,000 (2004)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: very limited telephone and telegraph service
      domestic: telephone service is improving with the licensing of four wireless telephone service providers by 2005; approximately 3 in 10 Afghans own a wireless telephone; telephone main lines remain limited with only 0.1 line per 10 people
      international: country code - 93; five VSAT's installed in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar, and Jalalabad provide international and domestic voice and data connectivity

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 21, FM 23, shortwave 1 (broadcasts in Pashtu, Afghan Persian (Dari), Urdu, and English) (2003)

      Television broadcast stations:
      at least 10 (one government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in nine of the 34 provinces; the regional stations operate on a reduced schedule; also, in 1997, there was a station in Mazar-e-Sharif reaching four northern Afghanistan provinces) (1998)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      76 (2005)

      Internet users:
      25,000 (2005)

      Communications - note:
      in March 2003, 'af' was established as Afghanistan's domain name; Internet access is growing through Internet cafes as well as public "telekiosks" in Kabul (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Communications 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Communications 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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