Telecommunications in Djibouti

Telecommunications in Djibouti



Information about Communications in Djibouti.


  • Main lines in use: 16,800 (2009)
  • Mobile/cellular: 128,800 (2009)

Telephone system

General assessment: Telephone facilities in the city of Djibouti are defined by CIA World Factbook as "adequate as are the microwave radio relay connections to outlying areas of the country."[1]

  • Domestic: Djibouti Telecom is the sole provider of telecommunications services and utilizes mostly a microwave radio relay network; fiber-optic cable is installed in the capital; rural areas connected via wireless local loop radio systems; mobile cellular coverage is primarily limited to the area in and around Djibouti city
  • International: country code - 253
  • SEA-ME-WE 3 submarine cable to Jeddah, Suez, Sicily, Marseille, Colombo, and Singapore
  • satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Arabsat
  • Medarabtel regional microwave radio relay telephone network


Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (2001)


Television broadcast stations: 1 (2002)

Broadcast media

maintains restrictions on the licensing and operation of broadcast media; state-owned Radiodiffusion-Television de Djibouti (RTD) operates the sole terrestrial TV station as well as the only 2 domestic radio networks; no private TV or radio stations; transmissions of several international broadcasters are available (2007)


Internet hosts: 195 (2010)

Internet users

13,000 (2008)


  1. ^ Djibouti, from CIA - The World Factbook. Accessed February 2009.

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