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General

Namibia has good quality telephone service, with at least 18 automatic telephone exchanges that can put callers in touch with 63 countries. Communication with rural areas is provided by about 65 fixed radio stations and 500 mobile stations. Fax machines and telex services are readily available. As of 2007, there were 138,100 mainline telephones and 800,300 cellular phones in use.

The government-owned Namibian Broadcasting Corp. transmits radio programs in English, German, Afrikaans and African languages. Television relays from South Africa began in the Windhoek and Oshakati areas in 1981. As of 2001, there were 2 AM and 39 FM radio stations. In 2007, there were two television stations. In 2000 there were 141 radios and 38 television sets for every 1,000 people.

Overview

Telephones - main lines in use
138,100 (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular
800,300 (2007)

Telephone system
general assessment good system with a combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity of about 45 per 100 persons
domestic core fibre-optic network links most centers and connections are now digital; Namibia's first mobile-cellular network, launched in 1994, provides coverage to 86 percent of Namibia by area
international country code - 264; fibre-optic cable to South Africa, microwave radio relay link to Botswana, direct links to other neighbouring countries; connected to the South African Far East (SAFE) submarine cable through South Africa; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat (2007)

Radio broadcast stations
AM 2, FM 39, shortwave 4 (2001)

Television broadcast stations
2 (2007)

Internet country code
.na

Internet hosts
6,296 (2008)

Internet users
101,000 (2007)

 

 
 

 



 


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