Telecommunication in Ivory Coast
Compared to the European Union
, Ivory Coast is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +225, there were a total of 37.65 million connections in 2019. Among them were 37.38 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.5 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Ivory Coast is back. Around 36% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 1% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 9,115 webhosts, Ivory Coast is below the world's average by population. Back to overview: Ivory Coast
Development of telephone and internet connections
With an average download speed of 26.04 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Ivory Coast ranked 109th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 8.1 Mbit/second was significantly lower (152nd 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, Ivory Coast comes 121st with a download speed of 15.68 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 9 Mbit was only enough for 119th 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 Ivory Coast from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in Ivory Coast 2003 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019