Telecommunications in Liberia

Communications in Liberia consist of telephone lines and cellular phone networks. A lot of the telephone lines were destroyed or plundered in the two civil wars, making cellular phone networks a popular and safer alternative that reach remote regions of the country.

Press

The main newspapers are:

Telephone

Fixed telephones

The fixed line infrastructure of Liberia was nearly completely destroyed during the civil war. In 2006, the country had approximately 5,000 fixed lines installed, almost exclusively in the Monrovia area.[4] Prior to the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 2007, the state-owned Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LIBTELCO) held a legal monopoly for all fixed line services in Liberia, and remains the sole licensed fixed line telephone service provider in the country.

Mobile telephones

Four licensed GSM service providers operate in the country: Lonestar Cell, CellCom, LiberCell and Comium. Approximately 45% of the population has cell phone service.[4]

International communication

231 - in an international country code for Liberia. The country connected to the external world via Intelsat satellite link.[5]

Radio

In 2001, there were 0 AM radio broadcast stations, 7 FM, and 2 shortwave, with 790,000 radio receivers.[6]

Radio stations include:

Television

As of 2001 there was one television broadcast station plus four low-power repeaters,[8] while as of 1997 there were 70,000 television receivers.[6]

Internet

Internet services are currently limited to the Monrovia area. The Country code (Top-level domain) is LR.

Republic of Liberia

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References

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