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Somalia Communications 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Somalia Communications 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 23, 2014

Telephones - main lines in use:
100,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 146
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
658,000 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 162
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: the public telecommunications system was almost completely destroyed or dismantled during the civil war; private companies offer limited local fixed-line service and private wireless companies offer service in most major cities while charging the lowest international rates on the continent
domestic: local cellular telephone systems have been established in Mogadishu and in several other population centers with one company beginning to provide 3G services in late 2012
international: country code - 252; Mogadishu is a landing point for the EASSy fiber-optic submarine cable system linking East Africa with Europe and North America (2010)

Broadcast media:
2 private TV stations rebroadcast Al-Jazeera and CNN; Somaliland has 1 government-operated TV station and Puntland has 1 private TV station; the transitional government operates Radio Mogadishu; 1 SW and roughly 10 private FM radio stations broadcast in Mogadishu; several radio stations operate in central and southern regions; Somaliland has 1 government-operated radio station; Puntland has roughly a half dozen private radio stations; transmissions of at least 2 international broadcasters are available (2007)

Internet country code:
.so

Internet hosts:
186 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 202
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
106,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 159
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Somalia 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 Somalia Communications 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Somalia 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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