Telecommunication in the Central African Republic

Compared to the European Union, the Central African Republic is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +236, there were a total of 1.25 million connections in 2016. Among them were 1.25 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.27 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, the Central African Republic is back. Around 4% 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 20.00 webhosts, the Central African Republic 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 the Central African Republic 1990 - 2016

Broadband internet in the Central African Republic 2011 - 2016

Landlines in the years 1991 - 2016

Mobile phones in the Central African Republic 1991 - 2016

Spreading in 2016 Central Africa
Central Africa
Internet users 183,784.84 4.00 % 413.13 m 80.77 %
Broadband users 1,000.00 0.02 % 168.27 m 32.90 %
Landlines 1,964.00 0.04 % 213.38 m 41.72 %
Mobile cellulars 1.25 m 27.17 % 619.93 m 121.20 %