Telecommunication on the SeychellesThe 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 connectionsWith an average download speed of 35.48 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Seychelles ranked 101st in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 30.43 Mbit/second (67th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th 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 Mai 2021 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 - 2019
Broadband internet on the Seychelles 2004 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019
|Distribution in 2019||Seychelles|
|Internet users||57,374.02||58.77 %||382.04 m||85.43 %|
|Broadband users||26,974.00||27.63 %||158.30 m||35.40 %|
|Landlines||20,122.00||20.61 %||165.48 m||37.00 %|
|Mobile cellulars||193,672.00||198.38 %||542.60 m||121.33 %|