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Communications in Djibouti

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Communications in Djibouti


Information about Communications in Djibouti.


  • Main lines in use: 18,400 (2011)
  • Mobile/cellular: 193,000 (2011)

Telephone system

General assessment: Telephone facilities in the city of Djibouti are defined by CIA World Factbook as "adequate as are the microwave radio relay connections to outlying areas of the country."[1]

  • Domestic: Djibouti Telecom is the sole provider of telecommunications services and utilizes mostly a microwave radio relay network; fiber-optic cable is installed in the capital; rural areas connected via wireless local loop radio systems; mobile cellular coverage is primarily limited to the area in and around Djibouti city
  • International: country code - 253
  • SEA-ME-WE 3 submarine cable to Jeddah, Suez, Sicily, Marseille, Colombo, and Singapore
  • satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat
  • Medarabtel regional microwave radio relay telephone network


Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (2001)


Television broadcast stations: 1 (2002)

Broadcast media

maintains restrictions on the licensing and operation of broadcast media; state-owned Radiodiffusion-Television de Djibouti (RTD) operates the sole terrestrial TV station as well as the only 2 domestic radio networks; no private TV or radio stations; transmissions of several international broadcasters are available (2007)


Internet hosts: 215 (2012)

Internet users

61,320 (2011)[2]


  • CIA Factbook on Djibouti

External links

  • GSM World page on Djibouti
  • PanAfriL10n page on Djibouti
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