Telecommunication in Djibouti

Compared to the European Union, Djibouti is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +253, there were a total of 431,892 connections in 2019. Among them were 395,037 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.41 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Djibouti is back. Around 56% 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 215 webhosts, Djibouti is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 15.63 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Djibouti ranked 144th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 18.24 Mbit/second (92nd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Djibouti comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Djibouti from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Djibouti 2000 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019Djibouti
Broadband users25,508.002.62 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines36,855.003.79 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars395,037.0040.58 %547.36 m122.31 %