Sierra Leone: Communication#

Telephones - fixed linestotal subscriptions: 17,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 5.657 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 96 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral 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 media1 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 internati (2016)
Internet country
Internet userstotal: 147,000
percent of population: 2.5% (July 2015 est.)