- Communications in Gabon
Communications in Gabon, a West African nation, consists of a number of methods.
Telephones - main lines in use:39,100 (2005); 32,000 (1995)
Mobile and Cellular lines
"'Telephones - mobile cellular: 720,000 (2007)
*Adequate system of
*Radiotelephone communication stations
*Domestic satellite system with 12 Earth stations
*Satellite Earth stations - 3
Intelsat( Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations:AM 6, FM 7, shortwave 6 (1998)
There are two main broadcasters in Gabon. The state broadcaster, Radiodiffusion Télévision Gabonaise (RTG), operates two main networks - a national network in French and a provincial network in French and vernacular languages. There is also a special programme on RTG's FM frequencies. Perhaps the most important station in Gabon (and one that many shortwave radio listeners are familiar with) is the privately owned Afrique Numero Un [http://www.africa1.com] , which operates on FM in the Libreville area and also broadcasts via shortwave radio. Afrique Numero Un also has relay stations in mostly French-speaking African countries.
Radio France Internationalehas relay stations throughout Gabon. Other privately owned stations also operate in Gabon, though concentrated mostly in the Libreville area. (WRTH, 2005)
Television broadcast stations:4 (plus five low-power repeaters) (2005)
Like many former French colonies, Gabon uses the
SECAM-K standard. However, RTG is the only television broadcaster operating in Gabon. Two television channels (chs. 4 and 8) are found in the Libreville area. All other channels and repeaters relay ch4. (WRTH, 2005)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):1 (1999)
Country code (Top-level domain): GA
Telephone code (when dialing Gabon internationally): 241
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