Cabo Verde Communications - 2023


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 53,586 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 9 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 590,171 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 100 (2021 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: LTE reaches almost 40% of the population; regulator awards commercial 4G licenses and starts 5G pilot; govt. extends USD 25 million for submarine fiber-optic cable project linking Africa to Portugal and Brazil (2020)

domestic: 9 per 100 fixed-line teledensity and nearly 100 per 100 mobile-cellular (2021)

international: country code - 238; landing points for the Atlantis-2, EllaLink, Cabo Verde Telecom Domestic Submarine Cable Phase 1, 2, 3 and WACS fiber-optic transatlantic telephone cable that provides links to South America, Africa, and Europe; HF radiotelephone to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2019)

Broadcast media

state-run TV and radio broadcast network plus a growing number of private broadcasters; Portuguese public TV and radio services for Africa are available; transmissions of a few international broadcasters are available (2019)

Internet country code


Internet users

total: 413,000 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 70% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 24,839 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (2020 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Cabo Verde on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cabo Verde 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cabo Verde 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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