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World > Africa > Nigeria > Communications (Facts)

Nigeria - Communications (Facts)
Telephones - main lines in use: 1.688 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 32.322 million (2006)
Telephone system: general assessment: expansion and modernization of the fixed-line telephone network has been slow due to faltering efforts at privatization
domestic: the addition of a second fixed-line provider in 2002 resulted in faster growth of this service; wireless telephony has grown rapidly, in part responding to the shortcomings of the fixed-line network; 4 wireless (GSM) service providers operate nationally; the combined growth resulted in a sharp increase in teledensity reported to be over 18% in March 2006
international: country code - 234; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean); fiber optic submarine cable (SAT-3/WASC) provides connectivity to Europe and Asia
Radio broadcast stations: AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11 (2001)
Television broadcast stations: 3 (the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations) (2001)
Internet country code: .ng
Internet hosts: 1,549 (2006)
Internet users: 8 million (2006)


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