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


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
1.419 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 66
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
73.099 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 16
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: further expansion and modernization of the fixed-line telephone network is needed; network quality remains a problem
domestic: the addition of a second fixed-line provider in 2002 resulted in faster growth but subscribership remains only about 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services growing rapidly, in part responding to the shortcomings of the fixed-line network; multiple cellular providers operate nationally with subscribership reaching 50 per 100 persons in 2009
international: country code - 234; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) (2009)

Broadcast media:
nearly 70 federal-government-controlled national and regional TV stations; all 36 states operate TV stations; several private TV stations operational; cable and satellite TV subscription services are available; network of federal-government-controlled national, regional, and state radio stations; roughly 40 state-government-owned radio stations typically carry their own programs except for news broadcasts; about 20 private radio stations also operate; transmissions of international broadcasters are available (2007)

Internet country code:
.ng

Internet hosts:
1,378 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 164
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
43.989 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 9
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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