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Cabo Verde

Africa, Western Africa

Like many small island nations, Cabo Verde’s Internet users face several challenges, such as low fibre connectivity and performance, and very poor Retail ISP Diversity and poor Transit Provider Diversity (both of which impact affordability). Its IXP is in its early phase and has yet to connect any of its 11 active networks. Devoting more resources to IXP development and encouraging all local networks to connect to it will significantly increase Internet redundancy and resilience in the case that any of its submarine cables are cut.

Open Internet Environment

The open Internet allows people and organizations to mix and match technologies without permission and with minimal barriers. Sustaining and growing an open Internet helps to spur innovation and keep it fit for future applications. An open Internet is an accessible Internet – it is easy to connect to the open Internet and use its services.
Internet Use
Individuals using the Internet as a percentage of the total population
70%
Regional Rank: 9
39%
Africa avg.
Internet Resilience Score
A resilient Internet connection is one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation
37%
Regional Rank: 20
35%
Africa avg.
Transit Provider Diversity
More diversity in routes to the global Internet improves connection resilience
Poor
Retail ISP Diversity
Diversity of retail Internet providers improves resilience and user choice
Very Poor
IXP Operator Market
A measure of the diversity and concentration of the local market for Internet Exchange Point operations

Globally Connected Infrastructure

The globally connected Internet is inclusive. It allows networks and users to interconnect without geographical restrictions. Increasing the connectivity of the Internet makes it more valuable to every participant, as a tool for communications, learning, commerce.
Networks Assigned
A measure of how many Internet networks are active here
11
47
Regional Rank: 38
Africa avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv6
A measure of how many Internet addresses are assigned here
196.6k
21.0M
Regional Rank: 45
Africa avg.
IPv6 Adoption
Enabling the Internet to support more users and more uses
0%
6%
Regional Rank: 30
Africa avg.
Internet Exchange Points
IXPs help strengthen local Internet connectivity, develop local Internet industry, improve competitiveness, and serve as a hub for technical activity
1
2
Regional Rank: 14
Africa avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv4
A measure of how many legacy addresses are assigned here
37.1k
2.2M
Regional Rank: 44
Africa avg.
Peering Networks
Peering networks help to keep Internet traffic local, provide faster connections, and improve the experience of the people relying on them
5
28
Regional Rank: 26
Africa avg.

Secure and Trustworthy Internet

A secure Internet is resistant to attacks on its infrastructure, delivering a robust service to its user community. A trustworthy Internet meets the expectations of its users by offering a resilient and reliable base for applications and services.
Naming Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet users are protected by DNSSEC
75%
Regional Rank: 17
56%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet providers are checking validity of connectivity information they receive from other networks
1%
Regional Rank: 57
18%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv4
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
75%
Regional Rank: 13
38%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv6
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
0%
Regional Rank: 53
55%
Africa avg.

The geographic boundaries and country names shown do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Internet Society concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities. Regions and Sub-Regions are taken from the UN Standard Country or Area Codes for Statistical Use (Series M, No. 49).