Telecommunication in Senegal

Compared to the European Union, Senegal is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +221, there were a total of 16.86 million connections in 2018. Among them were 16.56 million 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, Senegal is back. Around 46% 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 237 webhosts, Senegal 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 Senegal 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Senegal 2002 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Senegal 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Senegal
Total
Senegal
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 129,820.00 0.82 % 179.62 m 35.00 %
Landlines 302,243.00 1.91 % 197.06 m 38.40 %
Mobile cellulars 16.56 m 104.45 % 624.52 m 121.69 %