ETHIOPIA COMMUNICATIONS 

 

Telephones - main lines in use

915,100 (2009)

country comparison to the world: 82

 

Telephones - mobile cellular:

4.052 million (2009)

country comparison to the world: 100

 

Telephone system:

general assessment: inadequate telephone system with the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) maintaining a monopoly over telecommunication services; open-wire, microwave radio relay; radio communication in the HF, VHF, and UHF frequencies; 2 domestic satellites provide the national trunk service

domestic: the number of fixed lines and mobile telephones is increasing from a small base; combined fixed and mobile-cellular teledensity is only about 5 per 100 persons

international: country code - 251; open-wire to Sudan and Djibouti; microwave radio relay to Kenya and Djibouti; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Pacific Ocean) (2009)

 

Broadcast media:

1 public TV broadcast station broadcasting nationally and 1 public radio broadcaster with stations in each of the 13 administrative districts; a few commercial radio stations and roughly a dozen community radio stations (2009)

 

Internet country code:

.et

 

Internet hosts:

151 (2010)

country comparison to the world: 201

 

Internet users:

360,000 (2008)

country comparison to the world: 116

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