Telecommunication in Palestine

Compared to the European Union, Palestine is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +970, there were a total of 4.85 million connections in 2019. Among them were 4.38 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.96 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Palestine is back. Around 71% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 8% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).




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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 Palestine 1990 - 2019




Broadband internet in Palestine 2004 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1992 - 2018




Mobile phones in Palestine 1990 - 2018