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 40.36 m connections in 2020. Among them were 40.10 m 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.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 34.06 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Ivory Coast ranked 105th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 8.3 Mbit/second was significantly lower (159th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Ivory Coast comes 124th with a download speed of 17.81 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 9 Mbit was only enough for 122nd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 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 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
Broadband users260,097.000.99 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines264,073.001.00 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars40.10 m152.00 %541.96 m121.03 %