Communications & Transportation in Angola

Telephones - main lines in use
303,200 (2011)
rank:
114
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Telephones - mobile cellular
9.491 million (2011)
rank:
76
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Telephone system
general assessment:
limited system; state-owned telecom had monopoly for fixed-lines until 2005; demand outstripped capacity, prices were high, and services poor; Telecom Namibia, through an Angolan company, became the first private licensed operator in Angola's fixed-line telephone network; by 2010, the number of fixed-line providers had expanded to 5; Angola Telecom established mobile-cellular service in Luanda in 1993 and the network has been extended to larger towns; a privately-owned, mobile-cellular service provider began operations in 2001
domestic:
only about two fixed-lines per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity about 50 telephones per 100 persons in 2011
international:
country code - 244; landing point for the SAT-3/WASC fiber-optic submarine cable that provides connectivity to Europe and Asia; satellite earth stations - 29 (2009)
Broadcast media
state controls all broadcast media with nationwide reach; state-owned Televisao Popular de Angola (TPA) provides terrestrial TV service on 2 channels; a third TPA channel is available via cable and satellite; TV subscription services are available; state-owned Radio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasts on 5 stations; about a half dozen private radio stations broadcast locally (2008)
Internet country code
.ao
Internet hosts
20,269 (2010)
rank:
120
Internet users
606,700 (2009)
rank:
114
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Airports
176 (2012)
rank:
33
Airports - with paved runways
total:
30
over 3,047 m:
6
2,438 to 3,047 m:
8
1,524 to 2,437 m:
12
914 to 1,523 m:
4 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
146
over 3,047 m:
3
2,438 to 3,047 m:
3
1,524 to 2,437 m:
31
914 to 1,523 m:
66
under 914 m:
43 (2012)
Heliports
1 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 2 km; oil 87 km (2010)
Railways
total:
2,764 km
rank:
59
narrow gauge:
2,641 km 1.067-m gauge; 123 km 0.600-m gauge (2008)
Roadways
total:
51,429 km
rank:
79
paved:
5,349 km
unpaved:
46,080 km (2001)
Waterways
1,300 km (2011)
rank:
56
Merchant marine
total:
7
rank:
123
by type:
cargo 1, chemical tanker 1, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 2, roll on/roll off 1
foreign-owned:
1 (Spain 1)
registered in other countries:
17 (Bahamas 6, Curacao 2, Cyprus 1, Liberia 1, Malta 7) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Cabinda, Lobito, Luanda, Namibe
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