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Benin Communications 2011
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Telephones - main lines in use:
127,100 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 141
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
5.033 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 94
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: inadequate system of open-wire, microwave radio relay, and cellular connections; fixed-line network characterized by aging, deteriorating equipment
domestic: fixed-line teledensity only about 2 per 100 persons; spurred by the presence of multiple mobile-cellular providers, cellular telephone subscribership has been increasing rapidly
international: country code - 229; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; long distance fiber-optic links with Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria; satellite earth stations - 7 (Intelsat-Atlantic Ocean) (2008)

Broadcast media:
state-run Office de Radiodiffusion et de Television du Benin (ORTB) operates a TV station with multiple channels giving it a wide broadcast reach; several privately-owned TV stations broadcast from Cotonou; satellite TV subscription service is available; state-owned radio, under ORTB control, includes a national station supplemented by a number of regional stations; substantial number of privately-owned radio broadcast stations; transmissions of a few international broadcasters are available on FM in Cotonou (2007)

Internet country code:
.bj

Internet hosts:
1,286 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 166
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
200,100 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 139
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Benin on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Benin Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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