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Telephone Services

Is there an existing landline telephone network?

(Yes / No)

yes - 1.108 million (2009)

 

Does it allow international calls?

(Yes / No)

Yes

On average, number and length of downtime periods

40%

Mobile phone providers (List)

yes - 19.722 million (2009)

Estimated availability and coverage

(Approximate percentage of national coverage)

5 - 10%

Telecommunication Regulation

Controlled by Ministry of Telecommunications

Regulations

Regulations on usage or import of:

Yes / No

Regulating Authority

Satellite

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

HF Radio

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

UHF/VHF/HF radio: handheld, base and mobile

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

UHF/VHF repeaters

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

GPS

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

VSAT

Yes

Ministry of Telecommunications

Individual Network Operator Licenses Required

  •  Controlled by Ministry of Telecommunication

Frequency Licenses Required

  • To be obtained from Ministry of Telecommunication
  • Procedure: Formal application

Existing Humanitarian Telecoms Systems

Vsat