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Mauritania Communications 2012

SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Mauritania Communications 2012
SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 23,

Telephones - main lines in use:
71,600 (2010)
country comparison to the world: 157
[see also: Telephones - main lines in use country ranks ]

Telephones - mobile cellular:
2.745 million (2010)
country comparison to the world: 126
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular country ranks ]

Telephone system:
general assessment: limited system of cable and open-wire lines, minor microwave radio relay links, and radiotelephone communications stations; mobile-cellular services expanding rapidly
domestic: Mauritel, the national telecommunications company, was privatized in 2001 but remains the monopoly provider of fixed-line services; fixed-line teledensity 2 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular network coverage extends mainly to urban areas with a teledensity of 85 per 100 persons; mostly cable and open-wire lines; a domestic satellite telecommunications system links Nouakchott with regional capitals
international: country code - 222; satellite earth stations - 3 (1 Intelsat - Atlantic Ocean, 2 Arabsat); fiber-optic and Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) cables for Internet access (2008)

Broadcast media:
broadcast media state-owned; 1 state-run TV and 1 state-run radio network; Television de Mauritanie, the state-run TV station, has an additional 6 regional TV stations that provide local programming (2008)

Internet country code:
.mr

Internet hosts:
28 (2011)
country comparison to the world: 216
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
75,000 (2009)
country comparison to the world: 169
[see also: Internet users country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Mauritania on this page is re-published from the 2012 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mauritania Communications 2012 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritania Communications 2012 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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