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Comoros Telecommunications Profile

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 10,042

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1.2 (2019 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal subscriptions: 575,218

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 68.51 (2019 est.)
Telecommunication systemsgeneral assessment: Qatar launched a special program for the construction of a wireless network to inter connect the 3 islands of the archipelago; telephone service limited to the islands' few towns (2020)

domestic: fixed-line connections only about 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage over 68 per 100 persons; two companies provide domestic and international mobile service and wireless data (2019)

international: country code - 269; landing point for the EASSy, Comoros Domestic Cable System, Avassa, and FLY-LION3 fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting East Africa with Europe; HF radiotelephone communications to Madagascar and Reunion (2019)

note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally; since 2020, some aspects of the telecom sector have experienced downturn, particularly in mobile device production; many network operators delayed upgrades to infrastructure; progress towards 5G implementation was postponed or slowed in some countries; consumer spending on telecom services and devices was affected by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes; the crucial nature of telecom services as a tool for work and school from home became evident, and received some support from governments
Broadcast medianational state-owned TV station and a TV station run by Anjouan regional government; national state-owned radio; regional governments on the islands of Grande Comore and Anjouan each operate a radio station; a few independent and small community radio stations operate on the islands of Grande Comore and Moheli, and these two islands have access to Mayotte Radio and French TV
Internet country code.km
Internet userstotal: 69,635

percent of population: 8.48% (July 2018 est.)
Broadband - fixed subscriptionstotal: 1,181

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (2018 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on September 18, 2021