Communications in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Telephones - main lines in use:20,000 (2000), 36,000 (1995)

Telephones - mobile cellular:2,600 000 (2005), 15,000 (2000), 10,000 (1995)

Telephone system:
"general assessment:" poor
"domestic:"barely adequate wire and microwave radio relay service in and between urban areas; domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations
"international:"satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations:27 (2005) AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 2 (2001), AM 3, FM 12, shortwave 1 (1999)

Radios:18.03 million (1997) Television broadcast stations:23 (2005), 4 (2001), 20 (1999)

Televisions:6.478 million (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs):188 (2005), 1 (1999)

Internet users: 50,000 (2002)

Country code: CD (formerly ZR)

ee also

*Democratic Republic of the Congo

External links

* [http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/cou_cd.shtml GSM World page on the DRC]
* [http://www.panafril10n.org/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/PanAfrLoc/RepDemCongo PanAfriL10n page on Democratic Republic of the Congo]


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