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South Africa Communications 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Telephones - main lines in use:
4.32 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 33
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
46.436 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 26
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: the system is the best developed and most modern in Africa
domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 105 telephones per 100 persons; 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; the SAT-3/WASC and SAFE fiber optic cable systems connect South Africa to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean)

Broadcast media:
the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) operates 4 TV stations, 3 are free-to-air and 1 is pay TV; e.tv, a private station, is accessible to more than half the population; multiple subscription TV services provide a mix of local and international channels; well developed mix of public and private radio stations at the national, regional, and local levels; the SABC radio network, state-owned and controlled but nominally independent, operates 18 stations, one for each of the 11 official languages, 4 community stations, and 3 commercial stations; more than 100 community-based stations extend coverage to rural areas (2007)

Internet country code:
.za

Internet hosts:
3.751 million (2010)
country comparison to the world: 24
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
4.42 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 54
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


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



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