Telecommunication on the Seychelles

The 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 199,236 connections in 2018. Among them were 178,946 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.8 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 20% 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

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections on the Seychelles 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet on the Seychelles 2004 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones on the Seychelles 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Seychelles
Total
Seychelles
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 19,696.00 20.36 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 20,290.00 20.97 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 178,946.00 184.93 % 545.16 m 122.02 %