Table 11.20: TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES, 2001 - 2008
    2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Fixed Telephone Lines 27,259 28,651 30,056 31,503 32,296 32,181 33,063 46,925
Male' & Greater Male' region 20,171 20,964 21,858 22,894 23,596 23,683 24,540 33,560
Other Inhabited Islands1 6,087 6,656 7,127 7,494 7,567 7,365 7,361 12,161
Resorts 868 872 883 926 947 949 952 980
Uninhabited Islands 133 159 188 189 186 184 210 224
Pay Phones (excluding private pay phones) 723 769 854 873 860 751 732 714
Male' & Greater Male' region 150 158 146 149 143 136 131 117
Other Islands 573 611 708 724 717 615 601 597
Mobile Subscriptions 18,433 41,899 66,466 113,246 203,620 271,053 313,539 435,627
Post paid 11,537 12,274 13,277 16,374 24,275 29,038 29,479 55,282
Pre-paid 6,896 29,625 53,189 96,872 179,345 242,015 284,060 380,345
Internet Subscriptions 1,063 1,275 1,907 2,289 4,548 8,088 12,350 17,864
Teledensity2
Mobile subscriptions per 100 people 6.6 14.9 23.3 39.1 69.3 90.7 102.8 140.7
Landlines per 100 people 9.7 10.2 10.5 10.9 11.0 10.8 10.8 15.2
Internet subscriptions per 100 people 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.5 2.7 4.1 5.8
Paging Subscribers 1,824 781 272 196 172 144 19 19
Telex Lines 43 38 38 29 26 20 13 13
Source: Telecom Operators Dhiraagu and Wataniya
Prepared by: Communications Authority of Maldives (TAM)
1_/ - total for the 11 islands with residential telephone service in the atolls
population 279,975 280,549 285,066 289,480 293,746 298,968 304,869 309,575
teledensity - mobile 6.6 14.9 23.3 39.1 69.3 90.7 102.8 140.7
teledensity - landline 9.7 10.2 10.5 10.9 11.0 10.8 10.8 15.2
tel internet 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.5 2.7 4.1 5.8
2 _/- telecom densities calculated, based on projected mid-year populations, MPND stats yearbooks 2007 and census figures