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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
48,000 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
22.6 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
456,000 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
214.3 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: rudimentary system consisting of a modest but growing number of landlines, a small microwave radio relay system, and a small radiotelephone communication system; mobile-cellular telephone system is expanding
domestic: privatized in 2001, Telecom Lesotho tasked with providing an additional 50,000 fixed-line connections within five years, a target not met; mobile-cellular service is expanding with a subscribership approaching 15 per 100 persons; rural services are scant
international: country code - 266; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
1 (2000)
Internet country code
Definition
.ls
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
66 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
51,500 (2005)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
24.2 (2005)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
28 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 3
over 3,047 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 25
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 21 (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 5,940 km
paved: 1,087 km
unpaved: 4,853 km (2000)


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