Rahul Sharma

Telecommunications in Djibouti

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Telecommunications in Djibouti

Telecommunications in Djibouti falls under the authority of the Ministry of Communication & Culture.



  • Main lines in use: 23,000 (2015)
  • Mobile/cellular: 312,000 (2015)
  • Telephone system

    General assessment: Telephone facilities in the city of Djibouti are defined by CIA World Factbook as "adequate as are the microwave radio relay connections to outlying areas of the country."

  • Domestic: Djibouti Telecom is the sole provider of telecommunications services and utilizes mostly a microwave radio relay network; fiber-optic cable is installed in the capital; rural areas connected via wireless local loop radio systems; mobile cellular coverage is primarily limited to the area in and around Djibouti city
  • International: country code - 253
  • SEA-ME-WE 3 submarine cable to Jeddah, Suez, Sicily, Marseille, Colombo, and Singapore
  • satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat
  • Medarabtel regional microwave radio relay telephone network
  • Radio

    Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (2001)


    Television broadcast stations: 1 (2002); Radio Television of Djibouti

    Broadcast media

    Maintains restrictions on the licensing and operation of broadcast media; state-owned Radiodiffusion-Television de Djibouti (RTD) operates the sole terrestrial TV station as well as the only 2 domestic radio networks; no private TV or radio stations; transmissions of several international broadcasters are available (2007)


    Internet hosts: 215 (2012)

  • Internet country code: .dj
  • Internet users

    99,000 (2015)


    Telecommunications in Djibouti Wikipedia

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