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Telecommunication on the Seychelles

Compared to the United States, 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 US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
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 33.61 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Seychelles ranked 103rd in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 19.07 Mbit/second (88th place).
The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in October 2022 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 on the Seychelles from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet on the Seychelles 2004 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband Internet on the Seychelles is roughly on a par with the USA. Around 79% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 36% 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

Distribution in 2020Seychelles
Internet users77,784.9879.00 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users34,966.0035.51 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines18,882.0019.18 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars183,498.00186.36 %351.48 m106.03 %

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