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Lesotho Communications 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











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


Page last updated on February 5, 2013

Telephones - main lines in use:
38,600 (2011)
country comparison to the world: 168
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
1.232 million (2011)
country comparison to the world: 152
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: rudimentary system consisting of a modest number of landlines, a small microwave radio relay system, and a small radiotelephone communication system; mobile-cellular telephone system is expanding
domestic: privatized in 2001, Telecom Lesotho was tasked with providing an additional 50,000 fixed-line connections within five years, a target not met; mobile-cellular service dominates the market and is expanding with a subscribership roughly 65 per 100 persons in 2011; rural services are scant
international: country code - 266; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Broadcast media:
1 state-owned TV station and 2 state-owned radio stations; government controls most private broadcast media; satellite TV subscription service available; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters obtainable (2008)

Internet country code:
.ls

Internet hosts:
11,030 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 131
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
76,800 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 168
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Lesotho 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 Lesotho Communications 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lesotho 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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