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Bosnia Herzegovina Communications


Communications in Bosnia & Herzegovina was well established before the Bosnian war erupted in the early 1990's, the infrastructure included the telephone and telegraph network, as well as a network for transfer of data. The war caused huge material damages on telecommunications facilities. In addition, the administrative division of the country into two entities created a division in the telecommunications sector.

As of 2007, there were estimated to be over 1.065 main line telephones in use and 2.45 million mobile cellular phones. In general, the telephone and telegraph network is in need of modernization and expansion. Service in many urban centres is said to be below the level of other former Yugoslav republics. As of 1999, there were 1 shortwave, 8 AM and 16 FM radios stations. In 1995, there were 33 television stations. In 1997 there were 248 radios and 41 television sets per 1,000 people. Most broadcasts are in Serbo-Croatian.

In 2003, there were 30 internet service providers. Internet users have been increasing since then and in 2007, there were about 1.055 million users.


Telephones - main lines in use
1.065 million (2007)

Telephones - mobile cellular
2.45 million (2007)

Telephone system
general assessment: post-war reconstruction of the telecommunications network, aided by a internationally sponsored program under ERBD, resulted in sharp increases in the number of main telephone lines available; mobile cellular subscribership has been increasing rapidly
domestic: fixed-line teledensity roughly 25 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density exceeds 50 per 100 persons
international: country code - 387; no satellite earth stations (2007)

Radio broadcast stations
AM 8, FM 16, shortwave 1 (1999)

Television broadcast stations
33 (plus 277 repeaters) (September 1995)

Internet country code

Internet hosts
56,032 (2008)

Internet users
1.055 million (2007)





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