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Tunisia

Tunisia Media Stats

Definitions

  • Households with television: Households with television are the share of households with a television set. Some countries report only the number of households with a color television set, and therefore the true number may be higher than reported.
  • Internet country code: This entry includes the two-letter codes maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the ISO 3166 Alpha-2 list and used by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to establish country-coded top-level domains (ccTLDs).
  • Mobile phone subscribers: Mobile telephone subscribers are subscribers to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology.
  • Personal computers: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual.
  • Personal computers > Per capita: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Telephone system > Domestic: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
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  • Telephone system > General assessment: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic and international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
  • Telephone system > International: A brief characterization of the system with details on international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa. Arabsat
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use.
  • Television broadcast stations: This entry gives the total number of separate broadcast stations plus any repeater stations.
  • Television receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Televisions: The total number of televisions
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media broadcast media is mainly government-controlled; the state-run Tunisian Radio and Television Establishment (ERTT) operates 2 national television networks, several national radio networks, and a number of regional radio stations; 1 TV and 3 radio stations are privately-owned and report domestic news stories directly from the official Tunisian news agency; the state retains control of broadcast facilities and transmitters through L'Office National de la Telediffusion; Tunisians also have access to Egyptian, pan-Arab, and European satellite TV channels 2007
Households with television 91.68% 2002 47th out of 142
Internet country code .tn 2013
Internet hosts None 2012 179th out of 231
Mobile phone subscribers 5.68 million 2005 50th out of 168
Personal computers 568,106 2005 24th out of 58
Personal computers > Per capita 56.65 per 1,000 people 2005 27th out of 58
Radio broadcast stations AM 7, FM 38, shortwave 2 2007
Telephone system > Domestic in an effort to jumpstart expansion of the fixed-line network, the government has awarded a concession to build and operate a VSAT network with international connectivity; rural areas are served by wireless local loops; competition between the two mobile-cellular service providers has resulted in lower activation and usage charges and a strong surge in subscribership; a third mobile, fixed, and ISP operator was licensed in 2009 and began offering services in 2010; expansion of mobile-cellular services to include multimedia messaging and e-mail and Internet to mobile phone services also leading to a surge in subscribership; overall fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity has reached about 125 telephones per 100 persons 2013
Telephone system > General assessment above the African average and continuing to be upgraded; key centers are Sfax, Sousse, Bizerte, and Tunis; telephone network is completely digitized; Internet access available throughout the country 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 216; a landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-4 submarine cable system that provides links to Europe, Middle East, and Asia; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) and 1 Arabsat; coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Algeria and Libya; participant in Medarabtel; 2 international gateway digital switches 2012
Telephones > Mobile cellular 12.39 million 2011 60th out of 192
Television broadcast stations 26 1995 24th out of 30
Television receivers > Per capita 99.84 per 1,000 people 1997 102nd out of 178
Televisions 920,000 2003 82nd out of 214

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003

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"Tunisia Media Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Tunisia/Media

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