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Angola Communication


There were 303,200 main lines in use in 2009, as well as 8.11 million mobile cellular lines. Telephone service is limited mostly to government and business use. The domestic system consists of a limited system of wire. It also uses microwave radio relay and tropospheric scatter.

Most of the media is controlled by the state. In 2000, there were 36 AM and 7 FM radio stations and 7 television stations. Rádio Nacional de Angola broadcasts in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, and major local languages. In 2000, there were about 74 radios and 19 television sets for every 1,000 people.

Internet access in Angola is provided by various telecommunications companies and private ISP's. There were about 606,700 internet users in 2009.


Telephones - main lines in use :
303,200 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular :
8.109 million (2009)

Telephone system :
general assessment: limited system; state-owned telecommunication had monopoly for fixed-lines until 2005; demand outstripped capacity, prices were high, and services poor; Telecom Namibia, through an Angolan company, became the first private licensed operator in Angola's fixed-line telephone network; by 2010, the number of fixed-line providers had expanded to 5; Angola Telecom established mobile-cellular service in Luanda in 1993 and the network has been extended to larger towns; a privately-owned, mobile-cellular service provider began operations in 2001
domestic: only about two fixed-lines per 100 persons; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity about 65 telephones per 100 persons in 2009
international: country code - 244; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fibre-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 29 (2009)

Broadcast media :
state controls all broadcast media with nationwide reach; state-owned Televisao Popular de Angola (TPA) provides terrestrial TV service on 2 channels; a third TPA channel is available via cable and satellite; TV subscription services are available; state-owned Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasts on 5 stations; about a half dozen private radio stations broadcast locally (2008)

Internet country code :

Internet hosts :
3,717 (2010)

Internet users :
606,700 (2009)





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