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    Afghanistan Communications - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/afghanistan/afghanistan_communications.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Telephones - main lines in use 29,000 (1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular NA

      Telephone system
      general assessment: very limited telephone and telegraph service
      domestic: in 1997, telecommunications links were established between Mazar-e Sharif, Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad, and Kabul through satellite and microwave systems
      international: 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)

      Radios 167,000 (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)

      Televisions 100,000 (1999)

      Internet country code .af

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 1 (2000)

      Internet users NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Afghanistan on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Afghanistan Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Afghanistan Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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