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Mobile communications and Internet in Angola

Compared to the United States, Angola is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +244, there were a total of 15.45 million connections in 2021. Among them were 15.33 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.44 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 20,703 webhosts, Angola is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 660 of these, or about 3 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Internet speed for cell phones and fixed network

With an average download speed of 13.43 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Angola ranks 144th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 4.5 Mbit/second was significantly lower (167th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Angola comes 116th with a download speed of 17.23 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 8 Mbit was enough for 114th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2023 from 180 countries.

Mobile phone rates in Angola

Every year, the International Telecommunication Union calculates for many countries what a mobile phone contract costs to use. A monthly budget averaging US$ 8.60 was calculated Angola in 2021. Compared to the previous year, this amount decreased by 10 cents.

The ITU refers to the costs for monthly use and includes 140 telephony minutes, 70 text messages and a data transfer of 2 GBytes. The transfer speed should be the minimum of a 3G connection, i.e. at least UMTS, which is already outdated in many parts of the world. 2 GBytes do not sound much. However, this is already quite a high consumption in a worldwide comparison. If one does not take a fixed amount in US dollars, but converts it to the economic output per inhabitant, a user in Angola spends 5.9% of his gross national income on mobile telephony. Worldwide, this rate is around 6.6 percent.

In the USA, the monthly cost was around $38.10.

In 2021, 4G network coverage in Angola was 33 percent of all residents. The 4G network standard includes both LTE and WiMAX.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in Angola from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Angola 2006 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerAngola is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 33 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 1 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

All international calling codes

Distribution in 2021Angola
Internet users11.25 m32.60 %304.52 m91.75 %
Broadband users272,889.000.79 %125.89 m37.93 %
Landlines120,001.000.35 %97.82 m29.47 %
Mobile cellulars15.33 m44.42 %361.66 m108.97 %

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