Telecommunication in Uruguay

The development of telecommunications in Uruguay is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +598, there were a total of 6.32 million connections in 2018. Among them were 5.17 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.5 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Uruguay is back. Around 68% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 28% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 1.04 million webhosts, Uruguay 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 Uruguay 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Uruguay 2004 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Uruguay 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Uruguay
Total
Uruguay
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 977,390.00 28.34 % 179.62 m 35.00 %
Landlines 1.15 m 33.44 % 197.06 m 38.40 %
Mobile cellulars 5.17 m 149.90 % 624.52 m 121.69 %