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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 202,929 connections in 2021. Among them were 184,161 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 24.10 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Seychelles rank 124th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 19.46 Mbit/second (90th 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 on the Seychelles from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet on the Seychelles 2004 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband internet on the Seychelles is roughly on a par with the USA. Around 79 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 42 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 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in the number of fixed-network phones also indicate a change here. While the number of fixed-network phones has declined over the past few years, the number of cell phones has increased noticeably at the same time. Most recently, there were 186 cell phone contracts per 100 people. This trend can be observed worldwide, but is not yet as pronounced in Wakanda as in some other countries.

Distribution in 2021Seychelles
Broadband users41,280.0041.59 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines18,768.0018.91 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars184,161.00185.54 %361.62 m108.96 %

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