Fixed lines continue to fall in the Maldives

The total number of fixed telephone lines in the Maldives (including payphones) dropped to 48,102 at the end of July from 49,415 at the end of April, reported Telecompaper.

Telecompaper reported that the majority of lines (35,045) were in Male, Villingili, Aarah, Hulhule and Hulhumale islands, while fixed lines on other inhabited islands numbered 11,853. 980 these were on resorts, and 224 on uninhabited islands, according to figures from the Telecommunications Authority of Maldives.