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Botswana Communications 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Telephones - main lines in use:
144,200 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 133
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
1.874 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 136
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: Botswana is participating in regional development efforts; expanding fully digital system with fiber-optic cables linking the major population centers in the east as well as a system of open-wire lines, microwave radio relays links, and radiotelephone communication stations
domestic: fixed-line teledensity has declined in recent years and now stands at roughly 7 telephones per 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership is rapidly approaching a teledensity of 100 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 267; international calls are made via satellite, using international direct dialing; 2 international exchanges; digital microwave radio relay links to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2008)

Broadcast media:
2 TV stations - 1 state-owned and 1 privately-owned; privately-owned satellite TV subscription service is available; 2 state-owned national radio stations; 3 privately-owned radio stations broadcast locally (2007)

Internet country code:
.bw

Internet hosts:
2,739 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 149
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
120,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 153
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Botswana 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 Botswana Communications 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Botswana Communications 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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