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Telecommunication in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Compared to the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +387, there were a total of 4.42 million connections in 2021. Among them were 3.73 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 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 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 24.65 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Bosnia and Herzegovina ranks 123rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 6.1 Mbit/second was significantly lower (153rd place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Bosnia and Herzegovina comes 84th with a download speed of 23.20 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was enough for 38th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerBosnia and Herzegovina is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 76 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 24 percent 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 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

Distribution in 2021Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Broadband users797,893.0024.39 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines689,295.0021.07 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars3.73 m114.00 %361.62 m108.96 %

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