Telecommunications in Burkina Faso - Usage Statistics

Usage Statistics

Telephones – main lines in use: 94,800 (2006)

Telephones – mobile cellular: 1,611,000 (2007)

Telephone system:

  • general assessment: services only fair; in 2006 the government sold a 51 percent stake in the national telephone company and ultimately plans to retain only a 23 percent stake in the company; fixed-line connections stand at less than 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular usage, fostered by multiple providers, is increasing rapidly from a low base
  • domestic: microwave radio relay, open wire, and radiotelephone communication stations

International: country code – 226; satellite earth station – 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2007)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 26, shortwave 3 (2007)

Television broadcast stations: 3 (1 national, 2 private) (2007)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (1999)

Internet hosts: 116 (2008)

Internet users: 80,000 (2006)

Country code: BF

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