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Telecommunication in Brunei

The development of telecommunications in Brunei is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +673, there were a total of 715,784 connections in 2021. Among them were 603,486 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 49,457 webhosts, Brunei is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 6,890 of these, or about 14 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 46.48 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Brunei ranks 86th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 36.37 Mbit/second (52nd place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Brunei comes 10th with a download speed of 98.25 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 36 Mbit was enough for 1st place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 Brunei from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Brunei 2001 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerBrunei is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 95 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 18 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 2021Brunei
Broadband users79,417.0017.83 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines112,298.0025.21 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars603,486.00135.50 %361.62 m108.96 %

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