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Telecommunication in Albania

Compared to the United States, Albania is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +355, there were a total of 2.84 million connections in 2020. Among them were 2.62 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.92 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 15,528 webhosts, Albania is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 2,511 million of these, or about 16 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 38.36 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Albania ranked 92nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 14.59 Mbit/second was significantly lower (96th place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Albania comes 48th with a download speed of 37.93 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was only enough for 59th 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 Albania from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Albania 2005 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerAlbania is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 72% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 18% 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. With around 3.7 people per household, this means that around 67.0 percent of all households are equipped with a fast Internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Albania
Internet users2.05 m72.24 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users508,937.0017.93 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines223,469.007.87 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars2.62 m92.28 %351.48 m106.03 %

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