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Telecommunication in Djibouti

Compared to the United States, Djibouti is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +253, there were a total of 516,665 connections in 2021. Among them were 489,339 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 215 webhosts, Djibouti is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 49 of these, or about 23 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 7.7 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Djibouti ranks 165th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 9.5 Mbit/second (135th place).

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

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 Djibouti from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Djibouti 2000 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerDjibouti is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 69 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

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Distribution in 2021Djibouti
Internet users761,321.7668.86 %304.52 m91.75 %
Broadband users14,579.001.32 %125.89 m37.93 %
Landlines27,326.002.47 %97.82 m29.47 %
Mobile cellulars489,339.0044.26 %361.66 m108.97 %

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