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A - An : Afghanistan Last Updated: Oct 24th, 2012 - 04:06:42



Afghanistan - Communications
By CIA Factbook
May 22, 2008, 10:50

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Communications Afghanistan
Telephones - main lines in use:
280,000 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
1.4 million (2005)
Telephone system:
general assessment: very limited telephone and telegraph service; many Afghans utilize growing cellular phone coverage in major cities
domestic: telephone service is improving with the licensing of several wireless telephone service providers in 2005 and 2006; approximately 4 in 100 Afghans own a wireless telephone; telephone main lines remain limited
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 (2006)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 21, FM 5, shortwave 1 (broadcasts in Pashtu, Afghan Persian (Dari), Urdu, and English) (2006)
Radios:
167,000 (1999)
Television broadcast stations:
at least 7 (1 government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in 6 of the 34 provinces) (2006)
Televisions:
100,000 (1999)
Internet country code:
.af
Internet hosts:
22 (2006)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
1 (2000)
Internet users:
30,000 (2005)
Communications - note:
Internet access is growing through Internet cafes as well as public "telekiosks" in Kabul (2005)



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