Telecommunication in Albania

Compared to the European Union, Albania is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +355, there were a total of 2.96 million connections in 2018. Among them were 2.71 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.95 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Albania is back. Around 72% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 13% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 15,528 webhosts, Albania 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 Albania 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Albania 2005 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Albania 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Albania
Total
Albania
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 361,947.00 12.63 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 248,631.00 8.67 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 2.71 m 94.71 % 545.16 m 122.02 %