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    Rwanda Communications - 2002

      Telephones - main lines in use 11,000 (1999)

      Telephones - mobile cellular 11,000 (1999)
      note: Rwanda has mobile cellular service between Kigali and several prefecture capitals (2002)

      Telephone system
      general assessment: telephone system primarily serves business and government
      domestic: the capital, Kigali, is connected to the centers of the prefectures by microwave radio relay and, recently, by cellular telephone service; much of the network depends on wire and HF radiotelephone
      international: international connections employ microwave radio relay to neighboring countries and satellite communications to more distant countries; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) in Kigali (includes telex and telefax service)

      Radio broadcast stations AM 0, FM 3 (two main FM programs are broadcast through a system of repeaters and the third FM program is a 24 hour BBC program), shortwave 1 (2002)

      Radios 601,000 (1997)

      Television broadcast stations NA

      Televisions NA; probably less than 1,000 (1997)

      Internet country code .rw

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 1 (2000)

      Internet users 5,000 (2001)

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

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