Telecommunications in Laos


Telecommunications in Laos

Telephones - main lines in use: 25,000 (1997)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 850,000(2007)

Telephone system: service to general public is poor but improving, with over 20,000 telephones currently in service and an additional 48,000 expected by 2001; the government relies on a radiotelephone network to communicate with remote areas
domestic: radiotelephone communications
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 12, FM 1, shortwave 4 (1998)

Radios: 730,000 (1997)

Television

There are now 3 television channels in Laos.

  • Lao National TV (2 channels)
  • Lao Star Channel

There is former television station, TV-Veritas (4 channels) broadcasted between 1995-2000 and 2005-2010 on 5-year agreement with the satellite broadcasting from Germany.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (2000)

Internet users: 10,000 (2002)

Country code (Top-level domain): LA

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