Compared to the United States, 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 2021. Among them were 645,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.40 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about seven webhosts, Equatorial Guinea is below the world's average by population.
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 Equatorial Guinea from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in Equatorial Guinea 2005 - 2020
Equatorial Guinea is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 26 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.