Telecommunication in Kuwait
The 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 7.84 million connections in 2019. Among them were 7.33 million 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. Back to overview: Kuwait
Development of telephone and internet connections
With an average download speed of 119.21 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Kuwait ranked 31st in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 30.45 Mbit/second was significantly lower (56th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet
, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Kuwait comes 11th with a download speed of 85.15 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 22 Mbit was only enough for 6th place.
The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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