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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.

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 13.67 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Seychelles ranked 130th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 17.70 Mbit/second (88th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th 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 April 2022 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

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband Internet on the Seychelles is roughly on a par with the EU average. 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
Total
Seychelles
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users77,784.9879.00 %379.21 m84.74 %
Broadband users34,966.0035.51 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines18,882.0019.18 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars183,498.00186.36 %540.56 m120.80 %

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