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Algeria - Communications (Facts)
Telephones - main lines in use: 2.841 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 20.998 million (2006)
Telephone system: general assessment: telephone density in Algeria is very low, not exceeding 5 telephones per 100 persons; the number of fixed main lines increased in the last few years to nearly 2.6 million, but only about two-thirds of these have subscribers; much of the infrastructure is outdated and inefficient
domestic: good service in north but sparse in south; domestic satellite system with 12 earth stations (20 additional domestic earth stations are planned)
international: country code - 213; submarine cables - 5; microwave radio relay to Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia; coaxial cable to Morocco and Tunisia; participant in Medarabtel; satellite earth stations - 51 (Intelsat, Intersputnik, and Arabsat) (2005)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 25, FM 1, shortwave 8 (1999)
Television broadcast stations: 46 (plus 216 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .dz
Internet hosts: 1,202 (2006)
Internet users: 2.46 million (2006)


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