Table 11.14: INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL COMMUNICATION,2001 - 2011
(in 000 mins)
Year National Call Minutes International
Call Minutes
SMS Usage
Land Lines  
            Outgoing SMS's
Total Local Inter- zone   Fixed-->Mobile Mobile 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 -
2009 86,305 18,007 9,021   59,277 1,165,371 140,386 73,355
2010 77,503 16,757 8,248   52,498 1,241,516 135,384 93,719
2011 74,888 15,002 8,629   51,257 1,427,762 110,514 15,671,569
Note - Considerable increase 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 (CAM)        
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