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Telecommunication in Niger

Compared to the United States, Niger is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +227, there were a total of 14.30 million connections in 2021. Among them were 14.24 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.59 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 454 webhosts, Niger is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 35 of these, or about 8 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 4.0 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Niger ranks 173rd in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 2.4 Mbit/second (170th 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 Niger from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Niger 2004 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerNiger is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 5 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 0 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 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

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