Telecommunication in PalestineCompared to the United States, Palestine is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +970, there were a total of 4.74 million connections in 2020. Among them were 4.27 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.89 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 34.93 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Palestine ranked 96th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 10.05 Mbit/second was significantly lower (114th place).
The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 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 Palestine from 1990 - 2020
Broadband internet in Palestine 2004 - 2020Palestine is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 75% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 8% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.
Landlines 1992 - 2020
Mobile phones 1990 - 2020
|Distribution in 2020||Palestine|
|Internet users||3.58 m||74.60 %||301.33 m||90.90 %|
|Broadband users||376,911.00||7.85 %||121.18 m||36.55 %|
|Landlines||466,283.00||9.71 %||101.53 m||30.63 %|
|Mobile cellulars||4.27 m||88.98 %||351.48 m||106.03 %|