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Telecommunication in South Sudan

Compared to the United States, South Sudan is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +211, there were a total of 1.34 million connections in 2021. Among them were 1.34 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.13 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

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 in South Sudan from 2010 - 2020

Broadband internet in South Sudan 2010 - 2019

Symbol image: cell towerSouth Sudan is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 7 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 0 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 2010 - 2019

Mobile phones 2010 - 2020

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