Telephones – fixed lines: total subscriptions: 17,000 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 est.) country comparison to the world: 192 Telephones – mobile cellular: total: 5.657 million subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 96 (July 2015 est.) country comparison to the world: 120 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) (2010) Broadcast media: 1 government-owned TV station; 3 private TV stations; 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 (2016) Internet country code: .sl Internet users: total: 147,000 percent of population: 2.5% (July 2015 est.) country comparison to the world: 173

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