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Telecommunication in Ivory Coast

Compared 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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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 38.33 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Ivory Coast ranks 101st in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 10.62 Mbit/second was significantly lower (119th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Ivory Coast comes 106th with a download speed of 17.95 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 9 Mbit was only enough for 107th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 percent 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 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerIvory Coast is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 36 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

Mobile phones 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.

Distribution in 2021Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
Broadband users335,041.001.22 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines265,513.000.97 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars44.56 m162.17 %361.62 m108.96 %

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