Telecommunication in Burundi

Compared to the European Union, Burundi is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +257, there were a total of 5.38 million connections in 2016. Among them were 5.36 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.51 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Burundi is back. Around 5% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 229.00 webhosts, Burundi is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100\% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Burundi 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in Burundi 2008 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones in Burundi 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Burundi
Total
Burundi
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 544,478.54 5.17 % 413.79 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 3,945.00 0.04 % 169.43 m 33.14 %
Landlines 19,540.00 0.19 % 211.93 m 41.46 %
Mobile cellulars 5.36 m 50.91 % 630.13 m 123.26 %