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Cote d'Ivoire
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127,500 Internet users
as of June, 2010; 6.0% of the population,
according to ITU.

Cote d'Ivoire - officially the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations. Namibia has a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry, including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and base metals form the backbone of Namibia’s economy.

Cote d'Ivoire Map:
Cote d'Ivoire map and basic data

Latest Population Estimate:
2,128,471 population for 2010, according to Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita was US$ 4,310 for 2010, according to the World Bank.

Cote d'Ivoire Land Size (Area):
Cote d'Ivoire has 825,112 sq km - Population Density is 3 persons per sq km.

Weather in Cote d'Ivoire: Weather in Windhoek, Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




0.1 %

US$ 410





1.7 %

US$ 280





2.5 %

US$ 280





1.5 %

US$ 300





6.0 %

US$ 412


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Cote d'Ivoire Statistics
World Bank Statistics for Niger

Search Engines and Directories:
Cote d'Ivoire Search Engines

Cote d'Ivoire Open Directory


Cote d'Ivoire Profile

Cote d'Ivoire in the Wikipedia
Cote_d'Ivoire history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Cote d'Ivoire in the CIA Factbook
Cote d'Ivoire information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Cote d'Ivoire Profile
Up to date resume about Cote d'Ivoire leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Cote d'Ivoire National Institute of Statistics
Cote d'Ivoire official statistics portal, with useful information.

Cote d'Ivoire Government Page
The Government of Cote d'Ivoire portal, with useful links.

Cote d'Ivoire Globalis Page
Cote d'Ivoire statistics for agriculture, climate, economy, education, environment,
gender equality, health, human development, population, technology, and water.

Cote d'Ivoire Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Cote d'Ivoire Convergence, Broadband and Internet Markets Report
Cote d'Ivoire's exposure to the global economic crisis is amplified by political instability following a controversial change of government in early 2009. This has led to weak subscriber growth, reduced consumer spending and, as a consequence, intensified price competition between the three mobile network operators: Orange, Zain and Telma, the incumbent telco.
Read the summary and table of contents

African Mobile Broadband, Data and Mobile Media Market
This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile broadband and data market in 38 African countries as well as the emerging market for mobile content, applications and media on the continent. Subjects covered include Mobile data services, SMS, MMS, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, 3G mobile broadband technologies, WCDMA, HSPA, EV-DO; statistics, trends and analysis; major market players; mobile content, applications and media; Mobile TV; location-based services; M-commerce, m-payments, m-banking.
See the table of contents and report details

African Fixed and Wireless Broadband and Internet Markets Report
Large parts of Africa gained access to international fibre bandwidth for the first time via submarine cables in 2009 and 2010. In other parts of the continent, additional fibre systems have brought competition to a previously monopolised market. More cables are expected to go online in 2011. This has led to massive investments into terrestrial fibre backbone infrastructure to take the new bandwidth to population centers in the interior and across borders into landlocked countries.
See report table of contents

Internet, ICT, Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Cote d'Ivoire

April 2011 Review

Cote d'Ivoire was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain full Internet connectivity. Both fixed-line operators, Niger Telecom and MTN Niger offer a range of data services including ISDN, ADSL and local and international leased lines. Several Internet Service Providers are offering wireless broadband access. A new competition framework will liberalise VoIP Internet telephony completely, creating additional opportunities for them. The introduction of UTL’s Freenet service and a special Internet tariff countrywide have helped to increase Internet usage, as has the recent strong growth of the fixed-line networks and an explosion of the number of cybercafes.

Once referred to as the Pearl of Africa, then devastated by civil war, peace and radical economic reforms have transformed Uganda into one of the fastest-growing economies on the continent. The entry of a second national telecom operator and three mobile networks has revolutionised the telecoms sector. All market segments are experiencing strong growth, while total teledensity is still low at less than 9%. Major initiatives have been launched to bring telecommunication services and the Internet to rural areas of the country, partly funded by the highly successful operators through a universal service fund. A new competition framework has been announced which will include the licensing of a third national operator, a fourth mobile operator and the liberalisation of VoIP telephony.

The introduction of cellular telephony has revolutionised Niger’s telecommunications industry since the first network went live in 1995, with two more following in 1998 and 2001. As early as 1999 Niger became the first country on the continent where the number of mobile subscribers passed the number of fixed-line users, and the ratio is now more than 18:1. The market is consistently growing at around 50% p.a., while market penetration is still low at less than 9%. The recent introduction of GPRS will enable the mobile operators to play a larger role in Internet service provision, and a fourth licence for Third Generation (3G) mobile technology is being considered.

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