Telecommunication in Panama

Compared to the European Union, Panama has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +507, there were a total of 6.34 million connections in 2019. Among them were 5.60 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Panama is back. Around 64% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 14% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 11,022 webhosts, Panama 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 Panama 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Panama 2001 - 2019

Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones in Panama 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019 Panama
Broadband users 574,463.00 13.53 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 741,269.00 17.46 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 5.60 m 131.85 % 547.36 m 122.31 %