The civil war groups almost totally damaged or demolished the public telecommunications infrastructure. Mogadishu and many other population centers already have local cellular telephone networks. Satellite links to the rest of the world are accessible from Mogadishu. International incoming connections are also supported by the cellular infrastructure. Dialup internet connection is available in Mogadishu by visiting one of the internet cafés. Somalia boasts the continent’s lowest cellular calling rates, with some providers costing less than one US cent per minute. Competing phone providers have agreed on interconnection requirements, which were mediated by the Somali Telecom Association, which is sponsored by the United Nations.
Wireless Internet access and Internet cafés are accessible, however keep in mind that the.so domain is currently unavailable in Somalia.