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    Nigeria Communications - 2004

      Telephones - main lines in use:
      702,000 (2002)

      Telephones - mobile cellular:
      1,607,900 (2002)

      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: country code - 234; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean); fiber optic submarine cable (SAT-3/WASC) provides connectivity to Europe and Asia

      Radio broadcast stations:
      AM 83, FM 36, shortwave 11 (2001)

      Television broadcast stations:
      3 (the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations) (2002)

      Internet country code:

      Internet hosts:
      1,030 (2002)

      Internet users:
      420,000 (2002)

      NOTE: The information regarding Nigeria 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 Nigeria Communications 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nigeria Communications 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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