Telecommunication in Lebanon

Compared to the European Union, Lebanon is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +961, there were a total of 5.32 million connections in 2018. Among them were 4.42 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.65 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Lebanon is back. Around 78% 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 64,926 webhosts, Lebanon 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 Lebanon 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Lebanon 2002 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Lebanon 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Lebanon
Total
Lebanon
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 9,395.00 0.14 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 893,529.00 13.05 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 4.42 m 64.60 % 545.16 m 122.02 %