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Telecommunication in Argentina

The development of telecommunications in Argentina is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +54, there were a total of 66.69 million connections in 2021. Among them were 59.07 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 11.23 million webhosts, Argentina is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 167,248 of these, or about 1 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 54.05 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Argentina ranks 75th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 23.67 Mbit/second was significantly lower (81st place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Argentina comes 86th with a download speed of 23.96 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 7 Mbit was only enough for 123rd place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2023 from 180 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in Argentina from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Argentina 2001 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerArgentina is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 87 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 23 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

All international calling codes

Distribution in 2021Argentina
Internet users39.92 m87.15 %304.52 m91.75 %
Broadband users10.49 m22.90 %125.89 m37.93 %
Landlines7.63 m16.65 %97.82 m29.47 %
Mobile cellulars59.07 m128.94 %361.66 m108.97 %

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