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Nigeria Communications 2007
https://allcountries.org/wfb2007/nigeria/nigeria_communications.html
SOURCE: 2007 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Telephones - main lines in use:
1.688 million (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
32.322 million (2006)

Telephone system:
general assessment: expansion and modernization of the fixed-line telephone network has been slow due to faltering efforts at privatization
domestic: the addition of a second fixed-line provider in 2002 resulted in faster growth of this service; wireless telephony has grown rapidly, in part responding to the shortcomings of the fixed-line network; 4 wireless (GSM) service providers operate nationally; the combined growth resulted in a sharp increase in teledensity reported to be over 18% in March 2006
international: country code - 234; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean); fiber optic submarine cable (SAT-3/WASC) provides connectivity to Europe and Asia

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11 (2001)

Television broadcast stations:
3 (the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations) (2001)

Internet country code:
.ng

Internet hosts:
1,968 (2007)

Internet users:
8 million (2006)


NOTE: The information regarding Nigeria on this page is re-published from the 2007 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nigeria Communications 2007 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Communications 2007 should be addressed to the CIA.



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