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Rwanda Communication
Telephones - main lines in use:
23,200 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
134,000
note: Rwanda has mobile cellular service between Kigali and several prefecture capitals (2003)
Telephone system:
general assessment: telephone system primarily serves business and government
domestic: the capital, Kigali, is connected to the centers of the prefectures by microwave radio relay and, recently, by cellular telephone service; much of the network depends on wire and HF radiotelephone
international: country code - 250; international connections employ microwave radio relay to neighboring countries and satellite communications to more distant countries; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) in Kigali (includes telex and telefax service)
Radios:
601,000 (1997)
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 0, FM 3 (two main FM programs are broadcast through a system of repeaters and the third FM program is a 24 hour BBC program), shortwave 1 (2002)
Televisions:
NA; probably less than 1,000 (1997)
Television broadcast stations:
NA
Internet country code:
.rw
Internet hosts:
1,495 (2003)
Internet users:
25,000 (2002)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
2 (2002)
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