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Communications in St Kitts & Nevis


The telephone system (20,400 main telephone lines in 2008) is operated by the government, while international cable and wireless services are operated privately. In 2008, there were about 80,000 cellular phones in use.

ZIZ Radio and Television is owned and operated by the government; Radio Paradise broadcasts from Basseterre; and Trinity Broadcasting is based on Nevis. Radio broadcasting began in 1961, and television broadcasting in 1972. In 2003, there were three AM, three FM radio stations, and one television station. In 1997 there were 575 radios and 273 television sets in use per 1,000 population.

In 2008, there were 16,000 internet subscribers.


Telephones - main lines in use : 20,400 (2008)
Telephones - mobile cellular : 80,000 (2008)
Telephone system

: general assessment: good inter-island and international connections
domestic: inter-island links via Eastern Caribbean Fibre-optic cable; construction of enhanced wireless infrastructure launched in November 2004
international: country code - 1-869; connected internationally by the East Caribbean Fibre-optic System (ECFS) and Southern Caribbean Fibre-optic System (SCF) submarine cables
Radio broadcast stations : AM 3, FM 3, shortwave 0 (2003)
Television - broadcast stations : 1 (plus 3 repeaters) (2003)
Internet country code : .kn
Internet hosts : 53 (2009)
Internet users : 16,000 (2008)




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