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Telecommunication in Paraguay

Compared to the United States, Paraguay is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +595, there were a total of 8.11 million connections in 2020. Among them were 7.87 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 280,658 webhosts, Paraguay is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 3,391 million 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 62.31 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Paraguay ranked 56th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 22.11 Mbit/second was significantly lower (71st place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Paraguay comes 108th with a download speed of 16.14 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 7 Mbit was only enough for 119th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 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% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the Internet in Paraguay from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Paraguay 2000 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerParaguay is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 74% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 8% 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 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Paraguay
Total
Paraguay
percent
USA
Total
USA
percent
Internet users5.28 m73.96 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users562,369.007.88 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines249,231.003.49 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars7.87 m110.27 %351.48 m106.03 %

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