Zimbabwe: Communication#

Telephone systemgeneral assessment: system was once one of the best in Africa, but now suffers from poor maintenance
domestic: consists of microwave radio relay links, open-wire lines, radiotelephone communication stations, fixed wireless local loop installations, and a substantial mobile-cellular network; Internet connection is available in Harare and planned for all major towns and for some of the smaller ones
international: country code - 263; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat; 2 international digital gateway exchanges (in Harare and Gweru) (2010)
Telephones - main lines in use301,600 (2012)
Telephones - mobile cellular12.614 million (2012)
Internet users1.423 million (2009)
Internet country code.zw
Internet hosts30,615 (2012)
Broadcast mediagovernment owns all local radio and TV stations; foreign shortwave broadcasts and satellite TV are available to those who can afford antennas and receivers; in rural areas, access to TV broadcasts is extremely limited (2007)