Telecommunications in Sierra Leone


Telecommunications in Sierra Leone

Telephones - main lines in use: 25,000 (2001), 17,000 (1995)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 420,000 (2007)

Telephone system: marginal but improving telephone and telegraph service
domestic: the national microwave radio relay trunk system connects Freetown to Bo and Kenema. 5 mobile phone networks (GSM900) with national coverage.
international: satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 16, shortwave 0 (2006)

  • Capital Radio [1] Commercial station on 104.9 MHz in Freetown and 102.3 MHz in Bo.
  • SLBS - Government broadcaster on 100.0 MHz (Freetown), Bo 96.5 MHz, Kenema 93.5 MHz, Makeni 88.0 MHz, Koidu 89.2 MHz and Kailahun.
  • BBC World Service 94.3 MHz (Freetown), 94.5 MHz Bo and 95.3 MHz Kenema.
  • RFI 89.9 MHz
  • UN Radio 103.0 MHz
  • BBN 93.0 MHz
  • Sky 106.6 MHz
  • Kalleon 105.7 MHz
  • VoH 96.2 MHz
  • Democracy 98.1 MHz
  • Citizen 103.7 MHz
  • VoA 102.4 MHz

Radios: 1.12 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 2 (2006)

Televisions: 53,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 4 (2008)

  • Afcom
  • IPTEL
  • Lime Line
  • FGC Wireless

Internet users: 20,000 (2001)

Country code (Top level domain): SL