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Tunisia Communications 2016
https://allcountries.org/world_fact_book_2016/tunisia/tunisia_communications.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











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


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 950,000
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 9 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 78

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 14.3 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 131 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 68

Telephone system:
general assessment: above the African average and continuing to be upgraded; key centers are Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte, and Tunis; telephone network is completely digitized; Internet access available throughout the country
domestic: in an effort to jumpstart expansion of the fixed-line network, the government has awarded a concession to build and operate a VSAT network with international connectivity; rural areas are served by wireless local loops; competition between the two mobile-cellular service providers has resulted in lower activation and usage charges and a strong surge in subscribership; a third mobile, fixed, and ISP operator was licensed in 2009 and began offering services in 2010; expansion of mobile-cellular services to include multimedia messaging and e-mail and Internet to mobile phone services has also lead to a surge in subscribership; overall fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity has reached about 125 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 216; a landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable system that provides links to Europe, Middle East, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria and Libya; participant in Medarabtel; 2 international gateway digital switches (2011)

Broadcast media:
broadcast media is mainly government-controlled; the state-run Tunisian Radio and Television Establishment (ERTT) operates 2 national TV networks, several national radio networks, and a number of regional radio stations; 1 TV and 3 radio stations are privately owned and report domestic news stories directly from the official Tunisian news agency; the state retains control of broadcast facilities and transmitters through L'Office National de la Telediffusion; Tunisians also have access to Egyptian, pan-Arab, and European satellite TV channels (2007)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 7, FM 38, shortwave 2 (2007)

Television - broadcast stations:
26 (plus 76 repeaters) (1995)

Internet country code:
.tn

Internet hosts:
576 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 180
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
total: 5 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 45.5% (2014 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 65


NOTE: The information regarding Tunisia 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 Tunisia Communications 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tunisia Communications 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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