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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
357,300 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
280.4 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
936,000 (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
734.6 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: small system with good service
domestic: monopoly over fixed-line services terminated in 2005; fixed-line teledensity roughly 30 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services launched in 1989 with teledensity in 2006 exceeding 60 per 100 persons
international: country code - 230; landing point for the SAFE submarine cable that provides links to Asia and South Africa where it connects to the SAT-3/WASC submarine cable that provides further links to parts of East Africa, and Europe; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean); new microwave link to Reunion; HF radiotelephone links to several countries
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 4, FM 9, shortwave 0 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
2 (plus several repeaters) (1997)
Internet country code
Definition
.mu
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
9,792 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
7.7 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
182,000 (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
142.8 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
5 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 2
over 3,047 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 1 (2007)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,028 km
paved: 2,028 km (includes 75 km of expressways) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 3 ships (1000 GRT or over) 13,435 GRT/11,700 DWT
by type: passenger/cargo 2, refrigerated cargo 1 (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Port Louis


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