Telecommunication in East Timor

Compared to the European Union, East Timor is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +670, there were a total of 1.49 million connections in 2016. Among them were 1.49 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, East Timor is back. Around 25% 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 252.00 webhosts, East Timor 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 East Timor 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in East Timor 2003 - 2016




Landlines in the years 2003 - 2016




Mobile phones in East Timor 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Timor-Leste
Total
Timor-Leste
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 320,291.85 25.25 % 413.91 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 1,028.00 0.08 % 169.43 m 33.13 %
Landlines 2,720.00 0.21 % 211.93 m 41.44 %
Mobile cellulars 1.49 m 117.61 % 630.13 m 123.23 %