The Djibouti communications
network has geared up to the international standard since the second half of 20th century. The land line telephones in Djibouti are used by a large section of the urban people of this east African country. There has been a sharp increase in the number of mobile phone users in Djibouti in the recent years. The mobile cellular network subscribers in Djibouti are more in comparison with the land line users. Djibouti communications
in the form of mobile cellular network has reached even the rural areas of the country. According to the 2004 records by the telecoms department of Djibouti, there were approximately 11,000 subscribers of land line telephones and 35,000 subscribers of mobile cellular network. The telephones in Djibouti have contributed largely to the social and business networking communications in Djibouti.
The microwave radio relay network helps in the domestic communication network in Djibouti. For international communications from Djibouti, submarine cable has been laid from Djibouti to Jiddah, Sicily, Suez, Marseilles, Singapore and Colombo. For international links, two satellite earth stations have been launched by Djibouti.
The satellite earth stations of Djibouti include:
The Internet usage in Djibouti has increased too. There is one Internet service provider in Djibouti. The year 2005 recorded the number of Internet users in Djibouti as around 9,000.