Sudan Tour Guide: Communications

Sudan Tour Guide: Communications Last updated on Saturday 24th April 2010

The government is still in charge of running telephone, telegraph and postal services. It was in 1974 that the first earth satellite station was opened in Sudan; the station significantly improved international communications. The government's Sudan Broadcasting Service provides radio service in Arabic. Television broadcasting was initiated in 1962; in the early 1990’s about 60 hours every week of programming were telecast. In 1997 there were 272 radio receivers and 86 television sets for every 1,000 inhabitants.

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