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    Algeria Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 2.3 million (1998)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 33,500 (1999)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: telephone density in Algeria is very low, not exceeding five telephones per 100 persons; the number of fixed main lines increased in the last few years to a little more than 2,000,000, but only about two-thirds of these have subscribers; much of the infrastructure is outdated and inefficient
      domestic: good service in north but sparse in south; domestic satellite system with 12 earth stations (20 additional domestic earth stations are planned)
      international: 5 submarine cables; microwave radio relay to Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia; coaxial cable to Morocco and Tunisia; participant in Medarabtel; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik, and 1 Arabsat (1998)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 25, FM 1, shortwave 8 (1999)

      Radios 7.1 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations 46 (plus 216 repeaters) (1995)

      Televisions 3.1 million (1997)

      Internet country code .dz

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 2 (2000)

      Internet users 180,000 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Algeria 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 Algeria Communications 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Algeria Communications 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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