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    Zimbabwe Communications - 2005

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      300,900 (2003)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      379,100 (2003)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: system was once one of the best in Africa, but now suffers from poor maintenance; more than 100,000 outstanding requests for connection despite an equally large number of installed but unused main lines
      domestic: consists of microwave radio relay links, open-wire lines, radiotelephone communication stations, fixed wireless local loop installations, and a substantial mobile cellular network; Internet connection is available in Harare and planned for all major towns and for some of the smaller ones
      international: country code - 263; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat; two international digital gateway exchanges (in Harare and Gweru)

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 7, FM 20 (plus 17 repeater stations), shortwave 1 (1998)

      Television broadcast stations:
      16 (1997)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      4,501 (2003)

      Internet users:
      500,000 (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Zimbabwe on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Zimbabwe Communications 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Zimbabwe Communications 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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