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 4.48 million connections in 2019. Among them were 3.69 million 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.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Bosnia and Herzegovina is back. Around 70% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 23% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 155,252 webhosts, Bosnia and Herzegovina is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 43.20 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked 78th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 8.5 Mbit/second was significantly lower (149th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Bosnia and Herzegovina comes 62nd with a download speed of 34.76 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 16 Mbit was only enough for 27th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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 - 2019




Broadband internet in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 - 2019




Landlines 1992 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Bosnia and Herzegovina
Total
Bosnia and Herzegovina
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users745,887.0022.60 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines790,620.0023.95 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars3.69 m111.91 %547.36 m122.31 %