Central African Republic Communications - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 2,934

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 214

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 1,595,294

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 30.86 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 154

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: network consists principally of microwave radio relay and at low-capacity; ongoing conflict has obstructed telecommunication and media development, although there are ISP (Internet service providers) and mobile phone carriers, radio is the most-popular communications medium (2018)

domestic: very limited telephone service with less than 1 fixed-line connection per 100 persons; with the presence of multiple providers mobile-cellular service has reached 33 per 100 mobile-cellular subscribers; cellular usage is increasing from a low base; most fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone services are concentrated in Bangui (2019)

international: country code - 236; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally; since 2020, some aspects of the telecom sector have experienced downturn, particularly in mobile device production; many network operators delayed upgrades to infrastructure; progress towards 5G implementation was postponed or slowed in some countries; consumer spending on telecom services and devices was affected by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes; the crucial nature of telecom services as a tool for work and school from home became evident, and received some support from governments

Broadcast media

government-owned network, Radiodiffusion Television Centrafricaine, provides limited domestic TV broadcasting; state-owned radio network is supplemented by a small number of privately owned broadcast stations as well as a few community radio stations; transmissions of at least 2 international broadcasters are available (2017)

Internet country code

.cf

Internet users

total: 249,336

percent of population: 4.34% (July 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 169

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 499

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 200

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