Maldives: Communication#

Telephones - fixed linestotal subscriptions: 21,911
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 740,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 188 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: telephone services have improved; inter-atoll communication through microwave links; all inhabited islands and resorts are connected with telephone and fax service
domestic: each island now has at least 1 public telephone, and there are mobile-cellular networks with a rapidly expanding subscribership that has reached over 180 per 100 persons
international: country code - 960; linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG); satellite earth station - 3 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2015)
Broadcast mediastate-owned radio and TV monopoly until recently; state-owned TV operates 2 channels; 3 privately owned TV stations; state owns Voice of Maldives and operates both an entertainment and a music-based station; 5 privately owned radio stations (2012)
Internet country
Internet userstotal: 214,000
percent of population: 54.5% (July 2015 est.)