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Rwanda Telecommunications Profile 2017

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 16,983
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 8.76 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 69 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: small, inadequate telephone system primarily serves business, education, and government
domestic: the capital, Kigali, is connected to provincial centers by microwave radio relay and, recently, by cellular telephone service; much of the network depends on wire and HF radiotelephone; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular telephone density has increased and now exceeds 65 telephones per 100 persons
international: country code - 250; international connections employ microwave radio relay to neighboring countries and satellite communications to more distant countries; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) in Kigali (includes telex and telefax service) (2015)
Broadcast mediagovernment owns and operates the only TV station; government-owned and operated Radio Rwanda has a national reach; 9 private radio stations; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are available (2007)
Internet country code.rw
Internet userstotal: 2.279 million
percent of population: 18% (July 2015 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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