Telecommunication in Bolivia

Compared to the European Union, Bolivia is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +591, there were a total of 10.97 million connections in 2016. Among them were 10.11 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.93 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Bolivia is back. Around 40% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 3% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 180,988.00 webhosts, Bolivia is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Bolivia 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in Bolivia 2002 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones in Bolivia 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Bolivia
Total
Bolivia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 4.32 m 39.70 % 413.91 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 287,589.00 2.64 % 169.43 m 33.13 %
Landlines 867,346.00 7.97 % 211.93 m 41.44 %
Mobile cellulars 10.11 m 92.82 % 630.13 m 123.23 %