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 602,071 connections in 2018. Among them were 591,223 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.45 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Equatorial Guinea is back. Around 26% 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 7 webhosts, Equatorial Guinea 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 Equatorial Guinea 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Equatorial Guinea 2005 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Equatorial Guinea 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Equatorial Guinea
Total
Equatorial Guinea
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 1,620.00 0.12 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 10,848.00 0.83 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 591,223.00 45.17 % 545.16 m 122.02 %