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Malawi Communications 2016
https://allcountries.org/world_fact_book_2016/malawi/malawi_communications.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Malawi Communications 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 64,200
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 153

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 5.1 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 30 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 117

Telephone system:
general assessment: rudimentary; privatization of Malawi Telecommunications (MTL), a necessary step in bringing improvement to telecommunications services, completed in 2006
domestic: limited fixed-line subscribership of about 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services are expanding but network coverage is limited and is based around the main urban areas; mobile-cellular subscribership about 25 per 100 persons
international: country code - 265; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Atlantic Ocean) (2010)

Broadcast media:
radio is the main broadcast medium; privately owned Zodiac radio has the widest national broadcasting reach, followed by state-run radio; about a dozen private and community radio stations broadcast in cities and towns around the country; the largest TV network is government-owned, but two private TV networks now broadcast in urban areas and more plan to begin broadcasting in 2014; relays of multiple international broadcasters are available (2014)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 9, FM 5 (plus 15 repeater stations), shortwave 2 (plus one shortwave station on standby) (2001)

Television - broadcast stations:
1 (2001)

Internet country code:
.mw

Internet hosts:
1,099 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 171
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
total: 387,500
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 2.2% (2014 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 135


NOTE: The information regarding Malawi on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malawi Communications 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malawi Communications 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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