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Ethiopia

Africa, Eastern Africa

The Internet in Ethiopia faces several challenges, most notably the government-enforced shutdowns regularly imposed on it. While the impact of these shutdowns may not seem to be as widely felt as in countries where Internet usage is more prevalent — only 17% of Ethiopians use the Internet — the economic and reputational cost is growing. For example, the recent servicing blocking shutdown (9 February to 16 July 2023) cost the country nearly USD $43 million and led to an estimated 700 job losses.

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
17%
Regional Rank: 39
33%
Africa avg.
Internet Shutdowns
Intentional disruptions of Internet communications, making them unavailable for a specific population, location, or type of access
1
Ongoing
1
Last 12 month
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
27%
Regional Rank: 40
35%
Africa avg.
Internet Freedom
Freedom on the Net measures Internet freedom in 70 countries
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

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
8
47
Regional Rank: 46
Africa avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv6
A measure of how many Internet addresses are assigned here
131.1k
16.3M
Regional Rank: 48
Africa avg.
IPv6 Adoption
Enabling the Internet to support more users and more uses
1%
4%
Regional Rank: 19
Africa avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv4
A measure of how many legacy addresses are assigned here
366.6k
2.2M
Regional Rank: 24
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
21%
Regional Rank: 48
50%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet providers are checking validity of connectivity information they receive from other networks
16%
Regional Rank: 19
16%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv4
Top 5
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
99%
Regional Rank: 2
30%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv6
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
50%
Regional Rank: 23
43%
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).