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Telecommunication in Mali

Compared to the United States, Mali is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +223, there were a total of 22.18 million connections in 2021. Among them were 21.88 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.00 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 437 webhosts, Mali is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 217 of these, or about 50 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 22.18 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Mali ranks 125th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 4.7 Mbit/second was significantly lower (159th 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 Mali from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Mali 2006 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerMali is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 27 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

Distribution in 2021Mali
Broadband users145,154.000.66 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines301,055.001.37 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars21.88 m99.90 %361.62 m108.96 %

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