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Telecommunication in Venezuela

Compared to the United States, Venezuela is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +58, there were a total of 20.02 million connections in 2021. Among them were 16.63 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.59 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 1.02 million webhosts, Venezuela is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 5,531 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 14.30 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Venezuela ranks 137th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 10.18 Mbit/second (121st place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Venezuela comes 138th with a download speed of 5.6 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 3 Mbit was enough for 138th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in October 2022 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 percent 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 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerVenezuela is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 72 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 9 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 2021Venezuela
Broadband users2.57 m9.10 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines3.39 m12.03 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars16.63 m58.98 %361.62 m108.96 %

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