Telecommunication in Iraq

Compared to the European Union, Iraq is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +964, there were a total of 39.23 million connections in 2018. Among them were 36.53 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.95 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Iraq is back. Around 75% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 12% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 26 webhosts, Iraq 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 Iraq 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Iraq 2006 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Iraq 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Iraq
Total
Iraq
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 28.83 m 75.00 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 4.49 m 11.69 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 2.71 m 7.04 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 36.53 m 95.04 % 545.16 m 122.02 %