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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
102,700 (2005)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
7.4 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
1.051 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
75.4 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: rudimentary
domestic: fixed-line subscribership remains less than 1 per 100 persons; privatization of Malawi Telecommunications (MTL), a necessary step in bringing improvement to telecommunications services, completed in 2006; mobile-cellular services are expanding but cellular network coverage is limited and is based around the main urban areas
international: country code - 265; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 9, FM 5 (plus 15 repeater stations), shortwave 2 (plus one shortwave station on standby) (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
1 (2001)
Internet country code
Definition
.mw
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
347 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
nearly 0 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
59,700 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
4.3 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
39 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 6
over 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 4 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 33
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 16
under 914 m: 16 (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 797 km
narrow gauge: 797 km 1.067-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 15,451 km
paved: 6,956 km
unpaved: 8,495 km (2003)
Waterways
Definition
700 km (on Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) and Shire River) (2007)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Chipoka, Monkey Bay, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Chilumba


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