Post & Communication in Mongolia
The history of Mongolian communication started 13 th century. The Genghis khans developed the postal service. Mongolian modern telecommunication history started in 1898 when the first telephone communication line was laid to connect Khyahta with Daa Khuree (present Ulaanbaatar ) .The first 60-line telephone network was installed in the capital city in 1914.
100.000 lines, 100 telephone stations and 200 radio stations compile the communication network today. After privatization Mongolian Telecommunication Company started installing new technological equipment with Korean investment that strives to modernize international communication systems in the country. The international code for Mongolia is 976, and the city code for Ulaanbaatar is 11. International telephone cards for local and international calls are available at the post office. Internet and email service is available in Mongolia .
In Ulaanbaatar and provincial centers you can use GSM mobile and Skytel mobile, but you used GSM system you will need to connect with Mongolian Mobicom Corporation and buy new SIM card unless your own SIM is international. From every central town of Province and small part of province you can make phone calls to your home using the sub part of the province.
Internet cafes are easy to find in Ulaanbaatar and cost about 0.5 cent per hour. The internet cards are widely available in the up- market hotels, electronics shops, markets, ISP offices and mobile phone company offices.
Mass media. One of the important achievements of the Mongolia democracy is free press and freedom of word. Socialist time Mongolia had a few kinds of newspaper and one TV channel and one Radio. But nowadays Mongolia has more than 500 kinds of newspaper and around 120 magazines are being published. People are getting information from several state and private television transmissions. MN, Channel-25. TV-9, Eagle TV, UBS and several other cable TV stations are a few examples. Mongolian radio continues its traditional transmissions English Japanese, Chinese and Russian.