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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
293,400 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
7.7 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
11.44 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
301.4 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: inadequate; fixed-line telephone system is small and inefficient; trunks are primarily microwave radio relay; business data commonly transferred by a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) system
domestic: no recent growth in fixed-line infrastructure and the sole provider, Telkom Kenya, is slated for privatization; multiple providers in the mobile-cellular segment of the market fostering a boom in mobile-cellular telephone usage
international: country code - 254; satellite earth stations - 4 Intelsat
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 24, FM 18, shortwave 6 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
8 (2001)
Internet country code
Definition
.ke
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
2,120 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
0.1 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
2.77 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
73 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
225 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 15
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 5
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 210
1,524 to 2,437 m: 12
914 to 1,523 m: 113
under 914 m: 85 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
refined products 900 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,778 km
narrow gauge: 2,778 km 1.000-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 63,265 km (interurban roads)
paved: 8,933 km
unpaved: 54,332 km
note: there also are 100,000 km of rural roads and 14,500 km of urban roads for a national total of 177,765 km (2004)
Waterways
Definition
part of Lake Victoria system is within boundaries of Kenya (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1 ship (1000 GRT or over) 3,737 GRT/5,558 DWT
by type: petroleum tanker 1
registered in other countries: 6 (Bahamas 1, Comoros 1, St Vincent and the Grenadines 2, Tuvalu 1, unknown 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Mombasa


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