Telecommunication in El Salvador

Compared to the European Union, El Salvador is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +503, there were a total of 10.04 million connections in 2016. Among them were 9.10 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, El Salvador is back. Around 29% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 6% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 24,070.00 webhosts, El Salvador 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 El Salvador 1990 - 2016

Broadband internet in El Salvador 2003 - 2016

Landlines in the years 1991 - 2016

Mobile phones in El Salvador 1991 - 2016

Spreading in 2016 El Salvador
El Salvador
Internet users 1.84 m 29.00 % 413.13 m 80.77 %
Broadband users 388,512.00 6.12 % 168.27 m 32.90 %
Landlines 933,377.00 14.71 % 213.38 m 41.72 %
Mobile cellulars 9.10 m 143.46 % 619.93 m 121.20 %