Mobile telephone penetration rate in Cabo Verde reaches 97 pct in 2013

1 April 2014

The rate of penetration of mobile telephony in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) reached 97 percent in 2013, with the number of subscribers rising from 466,000 to 499,000, or 7 percent more year on year, the National Communications Agency (ANC) said in Praia.

Overall all communications services in the archipelago posted growth in 2013, with the exception of the fixed line network for which the number of subscribers fell from 70,000 to 66,000, or a drop of 5.8 percent against 2012.

In terms of Internet traffic, mobile broadband was the service that posted the most growth, with the number of subscribers rising from 212,000 to 234,000 or a rise of 7.8 percent, whilst ADSL, another Internet access service, rose by 7 percent.

Paid subscription television saw growth of 20 percent, but still has an-African news agency Panapress.

The report from the International Telecommunications Union, which measured development of the Information Society and the affordability of Broadband services in 2013, said that Cabo Verde had risen five places in the ranking of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development indicators. (macauhub)