Telecommunication on the Seychelles

Compared to the European Union, the Seychelles is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +248, there were a total of 202,380 connections in 2020. Among them were 183,498 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.9 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

The expansion of the broadband Internet on the Seychelles is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 79% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 36% 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 24.90 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Seychelles ranked 128th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 21.61 Mbit/second (101st place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 25th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, the Seychelles come 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 September 2021 from 181 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 - 2020

Broadband internet on the Seychelles 2004 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Seychelles
Internet users77,784.9879.00 %393.47 m87.87 %
Broadband users34,966.0035.51 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines18,882.0019.18 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars183,498.00186.36 %541.96 m121.03 %

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