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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 m connections in 2019. Among them were 61.14 m 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 31% 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

With an average download speed of 22.70 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Burma ranked 127th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 20.37 Mbit/second (96th 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, Burma comes 106th with a download speed of 22.18 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was only enough for 87th 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 Burma from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Burma 2005 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Burma
Total
Burma
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users16.58 m30.68 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users120,733.000.22 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines520,863.000.96 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars61.14 m113.13 %542.60 m121.33 %