Public Sector Reform Unit

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Telephones - main lines in use:

  • 14,000 (2010)
  • country comparison to the world: 197
  • Telephones - mobile cellular:
  • 2.137 million (2011)
  • country comparison to the world: 139

    Telephone system:

  • general assessment: marginal telephone service with poor infrastructure
  • domestic: the national microwave radio relay trunk system connects Freetown to Bo and Kenema; while mobile-cellular service is growing rapidly from a small base, service area coverage remains limited
  • international: country code - 232; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2009)

    Broadcast media:

  • 1 government-owned TV station; 1 private TV station began operating in 2005; a pay-TV service began operations in late 2007,1 government-owned national radio station;about two dozen private radio stations primarily clustered in major cities; transmissions of several international broadcasters are available (2007)

    Internet country code:

  • .sl

    Internet hosts:

  • 282 (2012)
  • country comparison to the world: 192

    Internet users:

  • 14,900 (2009)
  • country comparison to the world: 199