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Communications in Suriname


Suriname has the capacity for international telecommunications, using two Intelsat satellite earth stations. Domestic telecommunication in the country uses a microwave radio relay network. Nearly all the towns and villages have telephone connections. In 2011, there were 85,500 mainline phones and 947,000 mobile phones in us throughout the country.

In 2007, there were 14 television stations and 25 radio stations. Two television stations and a radio station were publicly owned. Broadcasts are available in Dutch, English, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish and some local languages. In 1997, 668 radios and 137 television receivers were in use for every 1,000 people.

Internet services in Suriname are provided by a number of internet service providers. Two providers offer dial-up internet, two provide wireless internet, and a further two provide ISDN. One provider offers DSL internet. In 2009, there were 163,000 internet users. There were 188 internet hosts in 2012.


Telephones - main lines in use : 85,500 (2011)
Telephones - mobile cellular : 947,000 (2011)
Telephone system : general assessment: international facilities are good

domestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity 185 telephones per 100 persons; microwave radio relay network

international: country code - 597; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2010)
Broadcast media : 2 state-owned TV stations; 1 state-owned radio station; multiple private radio and TV stations (2007)
Internet country code : .sr
Internet hosts : 188 (2012)
Internet users : 163,000 (2009)






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