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Overview of Internet in Seychelles. Presented by: Margaret Asba Cable & Wireless Seychelles. Country Background. Area: 455 sq.Km Population: 79,164

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Overview of Internet in Seychelles

Presented by: Margaret Asba

Cable & Wireless Seychelles


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Country Background

Area: 455 sq.Km

Population: 79,164

Age structure:0-14 years: 29% (male 11,712; female 11,569) 15-64 years: 64% (male 24,879; female 26,038) 65 years and over: 7% (male 1,709; female 3,257)

Life expectancy at birth:total population: 70.95 years male: 66.61 years female: 75.42 years


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Languages: English (official), French (official), Creole

Economy: Based on Tourism & Fisheries

Telephone companies:Cable & Wireless and TSL


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Internet Development

Introduced: 1996

Subscribers: 2000

Subscribers Categories: 60% Private/Home Users

28% Business

12% Government

Users: No statistics available, however all 11

secondary schools plus 4 post secondary

schools are connected

International Bandwidth: Currently 512kbs

Being upgraded to 2 Mbs


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ISP: Currently only 1 (ATLAS), the two Telcos CWS &

TSL are not currently allowed to be ISP’s,

Policy: Regulator currently working on new policy for IT.

Tariffs: Two registration packages:

Corporate $ 545 4 dial-up accounts

Home: $ 136 1 dial-up account

Monthly charges:

20 hrs - $ 45

30 hrs - $ 54

Excess charged at $0.09 per minute


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