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Telecommunication on the Seychelles

The development of telecommunications on the Seychelles is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +248, there were a total of 213,794 connections in 2019. Among them were 193,672 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 2.0 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, the Seychelles is back. Around 59% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 28% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 247 webhosts, the Seychelles is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 25.83 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Seychelles ranked 111st in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 20.47 Mbit/second (81st place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, the Seychelles comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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 on the Seychelles from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet on the Seychelles 2004 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Seychelles
Total
Seychelles
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users57,374.0258.77 %375.60 m83.93 %
Broadband users26,979.0027.64 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines20,122.0020.61 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars193,672.00198.38 %547.36 m122.31 %