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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
136,900 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
74.3 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.427 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
774.6 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: the system is expanding with the growth of mobile-cellular service and participation in regional development; system is fully digital with fiber-optic cables linking the major population centers in the east; fixed-line connections declined in recent years and now stand at 8 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density currently is about 60 per 100 persons
domestic: small system of open-wire lines, microwave radio relay links, and a few radiotelephone communication stations; mobile-cellular service is growing fast
international: country code - 267; international calls are made via satellite, using international direct dialing; 2 international exchanges; digital microwave radio relay links to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2007)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 8, FM 13, shortwave 4 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
2 (1 state-owned, 1 private)
Internet country code
Definition
.bw
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
5,820 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
3.2 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
60,000 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
32.6 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
85 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 11
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 2 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 74
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 54
under 914 m: 17 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 888 km
narrow gauge: 888 km 1.067-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 24,455 km
paved: 8,119 km
unpaved: 16,336 km (2004)


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