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Sri Lanka Communications 2008

Telephones - main lines in use: 2.742 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 7.983 million (2007)
Telephone system: general assessment: telephone services have improved significantly and are available in most parts of the country domestic: national trunk network consists mostly of digital microwave radio relay; fiber-optic links now in use in Colombo area and fixed wireless local loops have been installed; competition is strong in mobile cellular systems and mobile cellular subscribership is increasing; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity is about 50 per 100 persons international: country code - 94; the SEA-ME-WE-3 and SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cables provide connectivity to Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 15, FM 52, shortwave 4 (2007)
Television broadcast stations: 14 (2006)
Internet country code: .lk
Internet hosts: 4,940 (2008)
Internet users: 771,700 (2007)

NOTE: The communications information regarding Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka Communications 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sri Lanka Communications 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.