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

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Telephones - main lines in use:
1.308 million (2008)

Telephones - mobile cellular:
62.988 million (2008)

Telephone system:
general assessment: further expansion and modernization of the fixed-line telephone network is needed
domestic: the addition of a second fixed-line provider in 2002 resulted in faster growth but subscribership remains only about 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services growing rapidly, in part responding to the shortcomings of the fixed-line network; multiple cellular service providers operate nationally with subscribership reaching 45 per 100 persons in 2008
international: country code - 234; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean) (2008)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11 (2001)

Television broadcast stations:
3 (the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations) (2001)

Internet country code:
.ng

Internet hosts:
1,098 (2009)

Internet users:
11 million (2008)


NOTE: The information regarding Nigeria 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 Nigeria Communications 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Communications 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.



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