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Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Communications 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Communications 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 5, 2013

Telephones - main lines in use:
3,000 (2011)
country comparison to the world: 215
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: can communicate worldwide
domestic: automatic digital network
international: country code (Saint Helena) - 290, (Ascension Island) - 247; international direct dialing; satellite voice and data communications; satellite earth stations - 5 (Ascension Island - 4, Saint Helena - 1)

Broadcast media:
St. Helena has no local TV station; 2 local radio stations, one of which is relayed to Ascension Island; satellite TV stations rebroadcast terrestrially; Ascension Island has no local TV station, but has 1 local radio station and receives relays of broadcasts from 1 radio station on St. Helena; broadcasts from the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) are available, as well as TV services for the US military; Tristan da Cunha has 1 local radio station and receives BFBS TV and radio broadcasts (2007)

Internet country code:
.sh; note - Ascension Island assigned .ac

Internet hosts:
6,729 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 141
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
900 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 215
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]

Communications - note:
South Africa maintains a meteorological station on Gough Island


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 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 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Communications 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 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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