Telecommunication in Burma

Compared to the European Union, Burma is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +95, there were a total of 61.66 million connections in 2019. Among them were 61.14 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Burma is back. Around 24% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 1,055 webhosts, Burma is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Burma 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Burma 2005 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Burma 1990 - 2018