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Telecommunication in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Compared to the European Union, Bosnia and Herzegovina has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +387, there were a total of 4.22 million connections in 2020. Among them were 3.51 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 155,252 webhosts, Bosnia and Herzegovina is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 10,382 million of these, or about 7 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 24.46 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked 106th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 5.0 Mbit/second was significantly lower (144th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 44th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Bosnia and Herzegovina comes 66th with a download speed of 27.49 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 14 Mbit was enough for 20th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2022 from 180 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerBosnia and Herzegovina is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 73% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 23% 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 2020Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Internet users2.40 m73.21 %379.48 m84.74 %
Broadband users770,424.0023.48 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines706,135.0021.52 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars3.51 m106.98 %540.56 m120.71 %

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