Somalia has faced significant challenges in terms of communication infrastructure and technology due to decades of conflict, insecurity, and underinvestment in the sector. However, there have been some recent advancements in communication technology and infrastructure in the country.
Mobile phone penetration in Somalia is high, and mobile money services are widely used as a means of transferring money and conducting financial transactions. This has been a significant development, particularly in areas where traditional banking services are not available. The widespread adoption of mobile money has also contributed to the growth of e-commerce and digital financial services.
The country’s internet connectivity has also improved in recent years, with the deployment of high-speed fiber optic cables and the expansion of 4G mobile networks. This has enabled greater access to information and communication technologies, including social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, which have become important tools for communication and information dissemination in the country.
However, access to communication technology and infrastructure is still limited in many parts of Somalia, particularly in rural areas, and the ongoing conflict and insecurity continue to pose challenges to the development of the sector.