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Sao Tome and Principe Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 2,501 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (2022 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 197,318 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 87 (2022 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: local telephone network of adequate quality with most lines connected to digital switches; mobile cellular superior choice to landline; 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; 2 government-owned radio stations; 7 independent local radio stations; 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 2024 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 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sao Tome and Principe 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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