Telecommunication in KuwaitThe development of telecommunications in Kuwait is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +965, there were a total of 7.91 m connections in 2019. Among them were 7.33 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.7 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Kuwait is back. Around 100% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 2% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 2,771 webhosts, Kuwait is below the world's average by population.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 118.39 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Kuwait ranked 33rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 29.69 Mbit/second was significantly lower (63rd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Kuwait comes 9th with a download speed of 104.08 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 22 Mbit was only enough for 8th place.
The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 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 Kuwait from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in Kuwait 2001 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019
|Spreading in 2019||Kuwait|
|Internet users||4.19 m||99.54 %||382.31 m||85.43 %|
|Broadband users||84,595.00||2.01 %||158.30 m||35.37 %|
|Landlines||583,463.00||13.87 %||165.48 m||36.98 %|
|Mobile cellulars||7.33 m||174.16 %||542.60 m||121.25 %|