Telecommunications in Madagascar


Telecommunications in Madagascar

Contents

Telephones - main lines in use

70,000 (2006) provided by Telma (Telecom Malagasy) http://www.telma.mg

Telephones - mobile cellular

1,000,000 (2007)

Telephone system

system is above average for the region

domestic

open-wire lines, coaxial cables, microwave radio relay, and tropospheric scatter links

international

submarine cable in construction, linked from Tulear to Durban; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region)

Radio broadcast stations

AM 2 (plus 8 repeater stations), FM 7, shortwave 5 (1998)

Radios

3.05 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations

1 (plus 36 repeaters) (1997)

Televisions

325,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

3 main ones DTS, Simicro and Blueline (Gulfsat) (2006)

In 2005, Blueline has also been the first operator in the Indian Ocean area to launch a Wimax based network for broadband Internet access.

Country code (Top level domain): MG

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