Mauritania



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Mauritania Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 34,900 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.3 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: limited system of cable and open-wire lines, minor microwave radio relay links, and radiotelephone communications stations; mobile-cellular services expanding rapidly domestic: Mauritel, the national telecommunications company, was privatized in 2001 but remains the monopoly provider of fixed-line services; fixed-line teledensity 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular network coverage extends mainly to urban areas with a teledensity approaching 40 per 100 persons; mostly cable and open-wire lines; a domestic satellite telecommunications system links Nouakchott with regional capitals international: country code - 222; satellite earth stations - 3 (1 Intelsat - Atlantic Ocean, 2 Arabsat)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 14, shortwave 1 (2001)
Television broadcast stations: 1 (2002)
Internet country code: .mr
Internet hosts: 34 (2008)
Internet users: 30,000 (2006)

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