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    Nigeria Communications 2001

      Telephones - main lines in use: 500,000 (2000)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 26,700 (1997)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: an inadequate system, further limited by poor maintenance; major expansion is required and a start has been made
      domestic: intercity traffic is carried by coaxial cable, microwave radio relay, a domestic communications satellite system with 19 earth stations, and a coastal submarine cable; mobile cellular facilities and the Internet are available
      international: satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean); coaxial submarine cable SAFE (South African Far East)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 82, FM 35, shortwave 11 (1998)

      Radios: 23.5 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 2 government-controlled; note - in addition, in 1993, 14 licenses to operate private television stations were granted (1999)

      Televisions: 6.9 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .ng

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 11 (2000)

      Internet users: 100,000 (2000)

      NOTE: The information regarding Nigeria on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nigeria Communications 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Communications 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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