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Telecommunication in Equatorial Guinea

Compared to the European Union, Equatorial Guinea is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +240, there were a total of 656,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 645,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.46 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 7 webhosts, Equatorial Guinea is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 5.3 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Equatorial Guinea ranked 172nd in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 4.8 Mbit/second (151st place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Equatorial Guinea 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 April 2022 from 181 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 Equatorial Guinea from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Equatorial Guinea 2005 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerEquatorial Guinea is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 26% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 0% 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



Distribution in 2020Equatorial Guinea
Total
Equatorial Guinea
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users1,000.000.07 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines11,000.000.78 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars645,000.0045.97 %540.56 m120.71 %

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