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Telecommunication in Venezuela

Compared to the European Union, Venezuela is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +58, there were a total of 18.83 m connections in 2019. Among them were 13.48 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.47 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Venezuela is back. Around 72% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 9% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 1.02 m webhosts, Venezuela is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 18.53 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Venezuela ranked 140th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 14.87 Mbit/second (116th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Venezuela comes 136th with a download speed of 7.8 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 5 Mbit was enough for 136th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 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 Venezuela from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Venezuela 2000 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Venezuela
Total
Venezuela
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users20.53 m72.00 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users2.56 m8.98 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines5.35 m18.77 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars13.48 m47.26 %542.60 m121.33 %