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Afghanistan Communications 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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Afghanistan Communications 2010
SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 26, 2010

Telephones - main lines in use:
460,000 (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
8.45 million (2008)

Telephone system:
general assessment: limited landline telephone service; an increasing number of Afghans utilize mobile-cellular phone networks
domestic: aided by the presence of multiple providers, mobile-cellular telephone service is improving rapidly
international: country code - 93; five VSAT's installed in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar, and Jalalabad provide international and domestic voice and data connectivity (2007)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 21, FM 5, shortwave 1 (broadcasts in Pashto, Dari (Afghan Persian), Urdu, and English) (2006)

Television broadcast stations:
at least 7 (1 government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in 6 of the 34 provinces) (2006)

Internet country code:
.af

Internet hosts:
47 (2009)

Internet users:
500,000 (2008)

Communications - note:
Internet access is growing through Internet cafes as well as public "telekiosks" in Kabul (2005)


NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Communications 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Communications 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.






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