Telecommunication in Cape Verde

Compared to the European Union, Cape Verde is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +238, there were a total of 666,680.00 connections in 2016. Among them were 601,956.00 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Cape Verde is back. Around 50% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 3% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 38.00 webhosts, Cape Verde 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 Cape Verde 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in Cape Verde 2004 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones in Cape Verde 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Cape Verde
Total
Cape Verde
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 271,521.80 50.32 % 413.91 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 15,541.00 2.88 % 169.43 m 33.13 %
Landlines 64,724.00 12.00 % 211.93 m 41.44 %
Mobile cellulars 601,956.00 111.56 % 630.13 m 123.23 %