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Angola Communications 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Angola Communications 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 20, 2013

Telephones - main lines in use:
303,200 (2011)
country comparison to the world: 115
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
9.491 million (2011)
country comparison to the world: 78
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: limited system; state-owned telecom had monopoly for fixed-lines until 2005; demand outstripped capacity, prices were high, and services poor; Telecom Namibia, through an Angolan company, became the first private licensed operator in Angola's fixed-line telephone network; by 2010, the number of fixed-line providers had expanded to 5; Angola Telecom established mobile-cellular service in Luanda in 1993 and the network has been extended to larger towns; a privately-owned, mobile-cellular service provider began operations in 2001
domestic: only about two fixed-lines per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity about 50 telephones per 100 persons in 2011
international: country code - 244; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 29 (2009)

Broadcast media:
state controls all broadcast media with nationwide reach; state-owned Televisao Popular de Angola (TPA) provides terrestrial TV service on 2 channels; a third TPA channel is available via cable and satellite; TV subscription services are available; state-owned Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasts on 5 stations; about a half dozen private radio stations broadcast locally (2008)

Internet country code:
.ao

Internet hosts:
20,703 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 116
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
606,700 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 114
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Angola on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Angola Communications 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Angola Communications 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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