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Telecommunication in Brunei

The development of telecommunications in Brunei is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +673, there were a total of 661,389 connections in 2019. Among them were 574,799 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Brunei is back. Around 95% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 13% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 49,457 webhosts, Brunei is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 36.12 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Brunei ranked 99th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 24.68 Mbit/second (81st 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, Brunei comes 46th with a download speed of 52.02 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 21 Mbit was only enough for 12th 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 Brunei from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Brunei 2001 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Brunei
Total
Brunei
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users411,631.2095.00 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users54,195.0012.51 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines86,590.0019.98 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars574,799.00132.66 %542.60 m121.33 %