Mobile communications and Internet in Ivory CoastCompared to the United States, Ivory Coast has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +225, there were a total of 44.83 million connections in 2021. Among them were 44.56 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.6 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about 9,115 webhosts, Ivory Coast is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 1,493 of these, or about 16 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Internet speed for cell phones and fixed networkWith an average download speed of 40.48 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Ivory Coast ranks 103rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 10.30 Mbit/second was significantly lower (127th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Ivory Coast comes 94th with a download speed of 23.99 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 8 Mbit was only enough for 116th place.
The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2023 from 180 countries.
Mobile phone rates in Ivory CoastEvery year, the International Telecommunication Union calculates for many countries what a mobile phone contract costs to use. A monthly budget averaging US$ 12.90 was calculated Ivory Coast in 2021. This is about the same value as in the previous year.
The ITU refers to the costs for monthly use and includes 140 telephony minutes, 70 text messages and a data transfer of 2 GBytes. The transfer speed should be the minimum of a 3G connection, i.e. at least UMTS, which is already outdated in many parts of the world. 2 GBytes do not sound much. However, this is already quite a high consumption in a worldwide comparison. If one does not take a fixed amount in US dollars, but converts it to the economic output per inhabitant, a user in Ivory Coast spends 6.9% of his gross national income on mobile telephony. Worldwide, this rate is around 6.6 percent.
In the USA, the monthly cost was around $38.10.
Lack of network coverage with 5GA modern 5G network does not yet exist in Ivory Coast (as of 2021). The penetration rate of 4G, i.e., mobile communications with at least LTE speed, was recently 64.52 percent. In other words, 9.75 million people in the country had to make do with a maximum Internet speed of the outdated UMTS standard (or even less).
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 Ivory Coast from 1990 - 2021
Broadband internet in Ivory Coast 2003 - 2021Ivory Coast is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 45 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 1 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.
Landlines 1990 - 2021
The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in the number of fixed-network phones also indicate a change here. While the number of fixed-network phones has declined over the past few years, the number of cell phones has increased noticeably at the same time. Most recently, there were 162 cell phone contracts per 100 people. This trend can be observed worldwide, but is not yet as pronounced in Wakanda as in some other countries.
Mobile phones 1990 - 2021
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|Distribution in 2021||Ivory Coast|
|Internet users||12.48 m||45.43 %||304.52 m||91.75 %|
|Broadband users||335,041.00||1.22 %||125.89 m||37.93 %|
|Landlines||265,383.00||0.97 %||97.82 m||29.47 %|
|Mobile cellulars||44.56 m||162.17 %||361.66 m||108.97 %|