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Morocco Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 2.394 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 20.029 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: modern system with all important capabilities; however, density is low with only 7 fixed lines available for each 100 persons; mobile-cellular subscribership is approaching 60 per 100 persons domestic: good system composed of open-wire lines, cables, and microwave radio relay links; Internet available but expensive; principal switching centers are Casablanca and Rabat; national network nearly 100% digital using fiber-optic links; improved rural service employs microwave radio relay international: country code - 212; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; microwave radio relay to Gibraltar, Spain, and Western Sahara; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria; participant in Medarabtel; fiber-optic cable link from Agadir to Algeria and Tunisia (2007)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 27, FM 25, shortwave 6 (1998)
Television broadcast stations: 35 (plus 66 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code: .ma
Internet hosts: 275,889 (2008)
Internet users: 7.3 million (2007)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Morocco on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Morocco Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Morocco Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.