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


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
40,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 169
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
661,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 153
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: rudimentary system consisting of a modest number of landlines, a small microwave radio relay system, and a small radiotelephone communication system; mobile-cellular telephone system is expanding
domestic: privatized in 2001, Telecom Lesotho was tasked with providing an additional 50,000 fixed-line connections within five years, a target not met; mobile-cellular service dominates the market and is expanding with a subscribership exceeding 30 per 100 persons in 2009; rural services are scant
international: country code - 266; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2009)

Broadcast media:
1 state-owned TV station and 2 state-owned radio stations; government controls most private broadcast media; satellite TV subscription service is available; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are obtainable (2008)

Internet country code:
.ls

Internet hosts:
632 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 176
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
76,800 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 167
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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