Burkina Faso



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Burkina Faso Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 94,800 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.611 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: services only fair; in 2006 the government sold a 51 percent stake in the national telephone company and ultimately plans to retain only a 23 percent stake in the company; fixed-line connections stand at less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage, fostered by multiple providers, is increasing rapidly from a low base domestic: microwave radio relay, open-wire, and radiotelephone communication stations international: country code - 226; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 26, shortwave 3
Television broadcast stations: 3 (1 national, 2 private)
Internet country code: .bf
Internet hosts: 116 (2008)
Internet users: 80,000 (2006)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Faso Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.