Telecommunication in MauritaniaCompared to the European Union, Mauritania is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +222, there were a total of 4.77 m connections in 2019. Among them were 4.71 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.0 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Mauritania is back. Around 21% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 22 webhosts, Mauritania is below the world's average by population.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 10.35 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Mauritania ranked 168th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 4.1 Mbit/second was significantly lower (175th 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, Mauritania comes 110th with a download speed of 21.61 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 7 Mbit was enough for 130th 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 Mauritania from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in Mauritania 2005 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019
|Spreading in 2019||Mauritania|
|Internet users||941,390.44||20.80 %||382.04 m||85.43 %|
|Broadband users||10,815.00||0.24 %||158.30 m||35.40 %|
|Landlines||61,858.00||1.37 %||165.48 m||37.00 %|
|Mobile cellulars||4.71 m||104.09 %||542.60 m||121.33 %|