Table 11.15: TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES, 2003 - 2011
                       
    2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Fixed Telephone Lines 28,651 30,056 31,503 32,296 32,181 33,063 46,925 49,025 48,019 24,084
  Male' & Greater Male' region 20,964 21,858 22,894 23,596 23,683 24,540 33,560 35,465 34,684 18,630
  Other Inhabited Islands1 6,656 7,127 7,494 7,567 7,365 7,361 12,161 12,356 12,131 4,079
  Resorts 872 883 926 947 949 952 980 980 980 1,375
  All other Islands Including Resorts 159 188 189 186 184 210 224 224 224
Pay Phones (excluding private pay phones) 769 854 873 860 751 732 714 612 572 -
  Male' & Greater Male' region 158 146 149 143 136 131 117 93 84 -
  Other Islands 611 708 724 717 615 601 597 519 488 -
Mobile Subscriptions 41,899 66,466 113,246 203,620 271,053 313,539 435,627 457,770 494,351 530,449
  Post paid 12,274 13,277 16,374 24,275 29,038 29,479 55,282 68,360 71,803 72,406
  Pre-paid 29,625 53,189 96,872 179,345 242,015 284,060 380,345 389,410 422,548 458,043
                       
Internet Subscriptions* 1,275 1,907 2,289 4,548 8,088 12,350 17,864 17,583 37,704 76,918
Teledensity2                    
  Mobile subscriptions per 100 people 14.9 23.3 39.1 69.3 90.7 102.8 140.7 145.3 154.6 163.1
  Landlines per 100 people 10.2 10.5 10.9 11.0 10.8 10.8 15.2 15.6 15.0 7.4
  Internet subscriptions per 100 people 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.5 2.7 4.1 5.8 5.6 11.8 23.7
                       
Paging Subscribers 781 272 196 172 144 19 19 1 - -
Telex Lines 38 38 29 26 20 13 13 13 - -
Source: Telecom Operators Dhiraagu and Wataniya                
Prepared by: Communications Authority of Maldives (CAM)                
1_/ - total for the 11 islands with residential telephone service in the atolls              
  population 280,549 285,066 289,480 293,746 298,968 304,869 309,575 314,542 319,738 325,135
  teledensity - mobile 14.9 23.3 39.1 69.3 90.7 102.8 140.7 145.5 154.6 163.1
  teledensity - landline 10.2 10.5 10.9 11.0 10.8 10.8 15.2 15.6 15.0 7.4
  tel internet 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.5 2.7 4.1 5.8 5.6 11.8 23.7
2 _/- telecom densities calculated, based on projected mid-year populations, MPND stats yearbooks 2007 and census figures      
* Internet subscribers in year 2010 inclusive of mobile internet customers