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Telecommunication in Eritrea

Compared to the European Union, Eritrea is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +291, there were a total of 1.87 million connections in 2020. Among them were 1.80 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.51 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 701 webhosts, Eritrea is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 3 million of these, or about 0 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

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 Eritrea from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Eritrea 2008 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerEritrea is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 1% 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 1992 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Eritrea
Total
Eritrea
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users5,000.000.14 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines66,000.001.89 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars1.80 m51.50 %540.56 m120.71 %

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