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Telecommunication in South Sudan

Compared to the European Union, South Sudan is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +211, there were a total of 2.22 m connections in 2019. Among them were 2.22 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.20 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, South Sudan is back. Around 8% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).




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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% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the Internet in South Sudan from 2010 - 2019

Broadband internet in South Sudan 2010 - 2019

Landlines 2010 - 2019

Mobile phones 2010 - 2019


Spreading in 2019South Sudan
Total
South Sudan
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users882,472.407.98 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users200.000.00 %158.30 m35.40 %
Mobile cellulars2.22 m20.09 %542.60 m121.33 %