Table 11.19: INTERNATINAL AND NATIONAL COMMUNICATION,2001 - 2008
(in 000 mins)
Year National Call Minutes     SMS Usage
Land Lines      
    International Outgoing SMS's
Total Local Inter- zone Fixed-->Mobile Mobile call Minutes call minutes (in 000s)
2001 254,435 142,170 80,169 32,096 21,549 7,862 -
2002 224,885 112,934 64,544 47,407 35,134 7,016 -
2003 201,065 82,384 54,541 64,140 33,741 7,170 -
2004 191,069 65,395 43,874 81,800 60,492 7,870 -
2005 151,155 43,247 21,527 86,381 136,256 8,908 -
2006 123,281 30,054 14,031 79,196 216,318 12,037 -
2007 122,725 25,575 11,883 85,267 219,839 26,991 -
2008 95,124 19,617 10,334 65,173 969,281 120,906 194,119
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Note - Considerable inclrease in 2008 mobile & international minutes as call minutes from pre-paid phones were not included in previous years
Source: Telecom Operators Dhiraagu and Wataniya
Prepared by: Communications Authority of Maldives (TAM)
Definitions:
Local calls: Calls within the same zone, excluding mobile calls
Inter-zone calls: Calls between zones within the national boundary, excluding mobile calls
Fixed-->Mob calls: calls from fixed lines to mobiles
Mobile calls: Calls mobile to mobile and mobile to fixed lines from both Operators
International calls: International calls from fixed lines and mobiles