Internet in Madagascar

Telephones - main lines in use

70,000 (2006) provided by Telma (Telecom Malagasy)

Telephones - mobile cellular

1,000,000 (2007)

Telephone system

system is above average for the region


open-wire lines, coaxial cables, microwave radio relay, and tropospheric scatter links


submarine cable in construction, linked from Tulear to Durban; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region)

Radio broadcast stations

AM 2 (plus 8 repeater stations), FM 7, shortwave 5 (1998)


3.05 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations

1 (plus 36 repeaters) (1997)


325,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

As of 2006:

  • DTS -
  • Simicro -
  • Blueline (Gulfsat) -

In 2005, Blueline has also been the first operator in the Indian Ocean area to launch a Wimax based network for broadband Internet access.

Country code (Top level domain): MG


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