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    South Africa Communications - 2006

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      4.844 million (2003)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      19.5 million (2004)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: the system is the best developed and most modern in Africa
      domestic: consists of carrier-equipped open-wire lines, coaxial cables, microwave radio relay links, fiber-optic cable, radiotelephone communication stations, and wireless local loops; key centers are Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria
      international: country code - 27; 2 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean)

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 14, FM 347 (plus 243 repeaters), shortwave 1 (1998)

      Television broadcast stations:
      556 (plus 144 network repeaters) (1997)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      460,572 (2005)

      Internet users:
      3.6 million (2005)

      NOTE: The information regarding South Africa on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of South Africa Communications 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about South Africa Communications 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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