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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 640,474 connections in 2020. Among them were 536,589 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 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 million 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 31.62 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Brunei ranked 96th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 23.93 Mbit/second (65th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Brunei comes 20th with a download speed of 66.03 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 28 Mbit was enough for 1st place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2022 from 181 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 - 2020

Broadband internet in Brunei 2001 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerBrunei is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 95% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 16% 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 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Brunei
Total
Brunei
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users415,608.8595.00 %379.48 m84.74 %
Broadband users71,078.0016.25 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines103,885.0023.75 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars536,589.00122.65 %540.56 m120.71 %

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