Because I wander around the internet, I come occasionally come across interesting – at least to me – statistics. Like these, taken from the CIA Factbook.
general assessment: very inadequate domestic service, particularly in rural areas; likely improvement with privatization of national telephone company and encouragement to private investment; good international service (1999)
domestic: national trunk network consists mostly of digital microwave radio relay; fiber-optic links now in use in Colombo area and two fixed wireless local loops have been installed; competition is strong in mobile cellular systems; telephone density remains low at 2.6 main lines per 100 persons (1999)
international: country code – 94; submarine cables to Indonesia and Djibouti; satellite earth stations – 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (1999)