Seychelles Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 20,122

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21.17 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 177

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 193,672

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 203.78 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 183

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: effective system; direct international calls to over 100 countries; radiotelephone communications between islands in the archipelago; 3 ISPs; use of Internet cafes' for access to Internet; 4G services and 5G pending (2020)

domestic: fixed-line 21 per 100 and mobile-cellular teledensity is 198 telephones per 100 persons (2019)

international: country code - 248; landing points for the PEACE and the SEAS submarine cables providing connectivity to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia; direct radiotelephone communications with adjacent island countries and African coastal countries; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) (2019)

note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally; since 2020, some aspects of the telecom sector have experienced downturn, particularly in mobile device production; many network operators delayed upgrades to infrastructure; progress towards 5G implementation was postponed or slowed in some countries; consumer spending on telecom services and devices was affected by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes; the crucial nature of telecom services as a tool for work and school from home became evident, and received some support from governments

Broadcast media

the national broadcaster, Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), which is funded by taxpayer money, operates the only terrestrial TV station, which provides local programming and airs broadcasts from international services; a privately owned Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) channel also provides local programming multi-channel cable and satellite TV are available through 2 providers; the national broadcaster operates 1 AM and 1 FM radio station; there are 2 privately operated radio stations; transmissions of 2 international broadcasters are accessible in Victoria


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Internet users

total: 55,616

percent of population: 58.77% (July 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 194

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 26,974

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 28.38 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 148

NOTE: The information regarding Seychelles on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Seychelles 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Seychelles 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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