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    Afghanistan Communications - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/afghanistan/afghanistan_communications.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      33,100 (2002)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      12,000 (2002)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: very limited telephone and telegraph service
      domestic: telephone service is improving with the establishment of two mobile phone operators by 2003; telephone main lines remain weak with only .1 line per 10 people
      international: country code - 93; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) linked only to Iran and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region); commercial satellite telephone center in Ghazni

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 7 (6 are inactive; the active station is in Kabul), FM 1, shortwave 1 (broadcasts in Pashtu, Afghan Persian (Dari), Urdu, and English) (1999)

      Television broadcast stations:
      at least 10 (one government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in nine of the 32 provinces; the regional stations operate on a reduced schedule; also, in 1997, there was a station in Mazar-e Sharif reaching four northern Afghanistan provinces) (1998)

      Internet country code:
      .af

      Internet users:
      1,000 (2002)

      Communications - note:
      in March 2003 'af' was established as Afghanistan's domain name; Internet access is growing through Internet cafes as well as public "telekiosks" in Kabul that are part of a nationwide network proposed by the Transitional Authority for Internet access (2002)


      NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Communications 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Communications 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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