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World > Middle East > Afghanistan > Communications (Facts)

Afghanistan - Communications (Facts)
Telephones - main lines in use: 280,000 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 2.52 million (2006)
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)
Television broadcast stations: at least 7 (1 government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in 6 of the 34 provinces) (2006)
Internet country code: .af
Internet hosts: 22 (2006)
Internet users: 535,000 (2006)
Communications - note: Internet access is growing through Internet cafes as well as public 'telekiosks' in Kabul (2005)


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