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 34.11 million connections in 2018. Among them were 33.81 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 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 47% 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

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Ivory Coast 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Ivory Coast 2003 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Ivory Coast 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Ivory Coast
Total
Ivory Coast
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 11.74 m 46.82 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 175,918.00 0.70 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 302,398.00 1.21 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 33.81 m 134.86 % 545.16 m 122.02 %