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Nigeria Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
853,100 (2003)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
3,149,500 (2003)
Telephone system:
general assessment: an inadequate system, further limited by poor maintenance; major expansion is required and a start has been made
domestic: intercity traffic is carried by coaxial cable, microwave radio relay, a domestic communications satellite system with 19 earth stations, and a coastal submarine cable; mobile cellular facilities and the Internet are available
international: country code - 234; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean); fiber optic submarine cable (SAT-3/WASC) provides connectivity to Europe and Asia
Radios:
23.5 million (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11 (2001)
Televisions:
6.9 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
3 (the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations) (2002)
Internet country code:
.ng
Internet hosts:
1,142 (2004)
Internet users:
750,000 (2003)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
11 (2000)
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