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Congo, Republic of the

Congo, Republic of the Internet Stats

Definitions

  • Censorship > Political filtering:
    Indicates whether websites that express views in opposition to those of the current government (mainly on issues of human rights, freedom of expression, minority rights and religious movements) are censored or blocked. This is determined by accessing websites with provocative or objectionable content in English from within the country in question as well as from a place known to have no filtering regime. The retrieved content is then compared and scanned for discrepancies. Possible differences in blocking behavior across different ISPs is considered, as well as normal connectivity problems. 
     
    Values
     
    “per”, pervasive filtering: A large portion of the targeted content in several categories is blocked.
     
    “sub”, substantial filtering: Either a number of categories are subject to a medium level of filtering or a low level of filtering is carried out across many categories.
     
    “sel”, selective filtering: A small number of specific sites across a few categories are blocked, or filtering that targets a single category or issue is present.
     
    “sus”, suspected filtering: Connectivity abnormalities suggest the presence of filtering, but no conclusive proof of deliberate tampering could be found.
     
    “ne”, no evidence of filtering or blocking. 
     
     “nd”, no data.
     
     
  • Hosts: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
  • IP addresses: Number of IPv4 internet addresses allocated to each country.
  • IP addresses per capita: Number of IPv4 internet address allocated per 1000 residents.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 trillion $ gross domestic product.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Internet Service Providers: The number of Internet Service Providers within a country. An ISP is defined as a company that provides access to the Internet.
  • Price basket for Internet > US$ per month: Price basket for Internet is calculated based on the cheapest available tariff for accessing the Internet 20 hours a month (10 hours peak and 10 hours off-peak). The basket does not include the telephone line rental but does include telephone usage charges if applicable. Data are compiled in the national currency and converted to U.S. dollars using the annual average exchange rate.
  • Secure Internet servers: Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions.
  • Secure Internet servers > Per capita: Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • TLD: This entry includes the two-letter codes maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the ISO 3166 Alpha-2 list and used by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to establish country-coded top-level domains (ccTLDs).
  • Users: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months.
  • Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Censorship > Political filtering 2011
Hosts 5 2008 221st out of 226
IP addresses 12,288 2014 185th out of 238
IP addresses per capita 2.81 2014 205th out of 233
ISP 1 2000 158th out of 161
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 1 Mbps 2004 128th out of 129
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 0.23 Mbps per $1 trillion of 2004 130th out of 130
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 0.258 Mbps per 1 million peop 2004 128th out of 129
Internet Service Providers 1 2003 222nd out of 229
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 84.51$/month 2005 10th out of 175
Secure Internet servers 1 2006 179th out of 181
Secure Internet servers > Per capita 0.244 per 1 million people 2006 154th out of 181
TLD .cg 2008
Users 70,000 2006 123th out of 155
Users > Per capita 17.05 per 1,000 people 2006 132nd out of 154

SOURCES: OpenNet Initiative (ONI), ONI Data, https://opennet.net/sites/opennet.net/files/ONI_data-20130920.zip; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; http://www.iana.org/numbers; http://www.iana.org/numbers; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003

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