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South Africa 

Communications South Africa 

Telephones main lines:

4.844 million (2002)

Telephones mobiles:

16.86 million (2003)

Telephone system:

General assessment: the system is the best developed and most modern in Africa

Domestic:
consists of carrier-equipped open-wire lines, coaxial cables, microwave radio relay links, fiber-optic cable, radiotelephone communication stations, and wireless local loops;

Key centers are Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria

International:
country code - 27;
2 submarine cables; satellite earth stations 
3 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 2 Atlantic Ocean)

Radio stations:

AM 14, FM 347 (plus 243 repeaters), shortwave 1 (1998)

Television stations:

556 (plus 144 network repeaters) (1997)

Internet country code:

.za

Internet hosts:

288,633 (2003)

Internet users:

3.1 million (2002)


Information from: The World Fact Book (Central Intelligence Agency)



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