Botswana



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Botswana Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 136,900 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.427 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: the system is expanding with the growth of mobile-cellular service and participation in regional development; system is fully digital with fiber-optic cables linking the major population centers in the east; fixed-line connections declined in recent years and now stand at roughly 8 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density currently is about 80 per 100 persons domestic: small system of open-wire lines, microwave radio relay links, and a few radiotelephone communication stations; mobile-cellular service is growing fast international: country code - 267; international calls are made via satellite, using international direct dialing; 2 international exchanges; digital microwave radio relay links to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 8, FM 13, shortwave 4 (2001)
Television broadcast stations: 2 (1 state-owned, 1 private)
Internet country code: .bw
Internet hosts: 6,374 (2008)
Internet users: 80,000 (2007)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Botswana on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Botswana Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Botswana Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.