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Burkina Faso Communications 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Burkina Faso Communications 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 20, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
141,400 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 139
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
9.98 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 79
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: system includes microwave radio relay, open-wire, and radiotelephone communication stations; in 2006 the government sold a 51 percent stake in the national telephone company and ultimately plans to retain only a 23 percent stake in the company
domestic: fixed-line connections stand at less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage, fostered by multiple providers, is increasing rapidly from a low base
international: country code - 226; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2011)

Broadcast media:
2 TV stations - 1 state-owned and 1 privately owned; state-owned radio runs a national and regional network; substantial number of privately owned radio stations; transmissions of several international broadcasters available in Ouagadougou (2007)

Internet country code:
.bf

Internet hosts:
1,795 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 164
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
178,100 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 144
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Burkina Faso on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burkina Faso Communications 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Faso Communications 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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