Eritrea: Communication#

Telephones - fixed linestotal subscriptions: 66,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 475,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 7 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: woefully inadequate service provided by state-owned telecom monopoly; most fixed-line telephones are in Asmara; cell phone use only slowly increasing throughout the country
domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership is less than 10 per 100 persons
international: country code - 291 (2015)
Broadcast mediagovernment controls broadcast media with private ownership prohibited; 1 state-owned TV station; state-owned radio operates 2 networks; purchases of satellite dishes and subscriptions to international broadcast media are permitted (2007)
Internet country
Internet userstotal: 71,000
percent of population: 1.1% (July 2015 est.)