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Gaza Strip Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 457,706 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 9 (2021 est.)

note: data includes both the Gaza Strip and West Bank

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 4,052,966 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 78 (2021 est.)

includes the West Bank

Telecommunication systems

general assessment:

Israel, which controls Palestinian frequencies and telecom infrastructure, limits mobile internet speeds in the Palestinian territories to levels that are significantly lower than in Israel and Jewish West Bank settlements; the World Bank urged Israel to let Palestinian cellular companies set up more advanced networks, and to ease restrictions on the import of equipment needed to build and operate them; Israel is rolling out fifth generation technology for its citizens, while the West Bank operates on 3G and Gaza, 2G; Israeli mobile operators don’t officially service Palestinian areas, but many Palestinians use the faster Israeli networks with SIM cards; the Times of Israel reported in November that Israel tentatively agreed to let Palestinian operators launch 4G services


domestic: fixed-line 9 per 100 and mobile-cellular 28 per 100 (includes West Bank) (2021)

international: country code 970 or 972 (2018)

Broadcast media

1 TV station and about 10 radio stations; satellite TV accessible

Internet country code

.ps; note - IANA has designated .ps for the Gaza Strip, same as the West Bank

Internet users

total: 3,602,452 (2020 est.)

percent of population: 75% (2020 est.)

note: includes the West Bank

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 376,911 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (2020 est.)

note: includes the West Bank

NOTE: The information regarding Gaza Strip on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gaza Strip 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gaza Strip 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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