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Telecommunication in Myanmar

Compared to the United States, Myanmar is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +95, there were a total of 68.45 million connections in 2021. Among them were 67.93 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 1,055 webhosts, Myanmar is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 765 of these, or about 73 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 19.68 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Myanmar ranks 133rd in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 18.64 Mbit/second (98th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Myanmar comes 75th with a download speed of 26.70 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was enough for 35th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2023 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 Myanmar from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Myanmar 2005 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerMyanmar is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 44 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 2 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

All international calling codes

Distribution in 2021Myanmar
Internet users23.68 m44.02 %304.52 m91.75 %
Broadband users893,039.001.66 %125.89 m37.93 %
Landlines522,141.000.97 %97.82 m29.47 %
Mobile cellulars67.93 m126.27 %361.66 m108.97 %

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