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Maldives Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 21,136
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 812,128
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 207 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: telephone services have improved; inter-atoll communication through microwave links; all inhabited islands and resorts are connected with telephone and fax service
domestic: each island now has at least 1 public telephone, and there are mobile-cellular networks with a rapidly expanding subscribership that has reached over 200 per 100 persons
international: country code - 960; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); satellite earth station - 3 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2016)
Broadcast mediastate-owned radio and TV monopoly until recently; state-owned TV operates 2 channels; 3 privately owned TV stations; state owns Voice of Maldives and operates both an entertainment and a music-based station; 5 privately owned radio stations (2012)
Internet country code.mv
Internet userstotal: 232,210
percent of population: 59.1% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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