Telecommunication in MexicoCompared to the United States, Mexico has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +52, there were a total of 148.29 million connections in 2021. Among them were 123.92 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.98 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about 16.23 million webhosts, Mexico is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 41,615 of these, or about 0 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 49.61 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Mexico ranks 80th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 18.79 Mbit/second was significantly lower (96th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Mexico comes 76th with a download speed of 25.92 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was enough for 73rd place.
The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 Mexico from 1990 - 2021
Broadband internet in Mexico 2000 - 2021Mexico is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 72 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 18 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
|Distribution in 2021||Mexico|
|Broadband users||23.32 m||18.40 %||127.03 m||38.27 %|
|Landlines||24.37 m||19.23 %||97.11 m||29.26 %|
|Mobile cellulars||123.92 m||97.80 %||361.62 m||108.96 %|