Sao Tome and Principe Communications - 2023


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 2,619 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 189,239 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 85 (2021 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: local telephone network of adequate quality with most lines connected to digital switches; mobile cellular superior choice to landland; dial-up quality low; broadband expensive (2018)

domestic: fixed-line is 1 per 100 and mobile-cellular teledensity is 85 telephones per 100 persons (2021)

international: country code - 239; landing points for the Ultramar GE and ACE submarine cables from South Africa to over 20 West African countries and Europe; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2019)

Broadcast media

1 government-owned TV station; 1 government-owned radio station; 3 independent local radio stations authorized in 2005 with 2 operating at the end of 2006; transmissions of multiple international broadcasters are available

Internet country code


Internet users

total: 112,200 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 51% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 2,512 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2020 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Sao Tome and Principe 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 Sao Tome and Principe 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sao Tome and Principe 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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