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Telecommunication in Chad

Compared to the United States, Chad is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +235, there were a total of 8.69 million connections in 2021. Among them were 8.69 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.52 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about six webhosts, Chad 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 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 Chad from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Chad 2009 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerChad is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 10 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 0 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 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in landline phones clearly indicate a change in Chad. While the number of landlines has fallen significantly in recent years, the spread of cell phones has risen to 0 cell phone subscriptions per 100 people at last count. Such a clear shift does not occur in all countries, but the trend points in the same direction internationally.

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