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Afghanistan Communications 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Afghanistan Communications 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on December 17, 2013

Telephones - main lines in use:
13,500 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 198
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
18 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 55
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: limited fixed-line telephone service; an increasing number of Afghans utilize mobile-cellular phone networks
domestic: aided by the presence of multiple providers, mobile-cellular telephone service continues to improve rapidly; the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information claims that more than 90 percent of the population live in areas with access to mobile-cellular services
international: country code - 93; multiple VSAT's provide international and domestic voice and data connectivity (2012)

Broadcast media:
state-owned broadcaster, Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), operates a series of radio and television stations in Kabul and the provinces; an estimated 150 private radio stations, 50 TV stations, and about a dozen international broadcasters are available (2007)

Internet country code:
.af

Internet hosts:
223 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 199
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
1 million (2009)
country comparison to the world: 101
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]

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


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Communications 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Communications 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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