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.

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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 Kuwait 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Kuwait 2001 - 2019

Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018

Mobile phones in Kuwait 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019 Kuwait
Broadband users 84,595.00 2.01 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Mobile cellulars 7.33 m 174.16 % 547.36 m 122.31 %