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Telecommunication in Croatia

The development of telecommunications in Croatia is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +385, there were a total of 5.67 million connections in 2021. Among them were 4.40 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 729,420 webhosts, Croatia is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 90,474 of these, or about 12 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 45.53 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Croatia ranks 87th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 19.33 Mbit/second was significantly lower (91st place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Croatia comes 22nd with a download speed of 74.37 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 16 Mbit was enough for 21st 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 Croatia from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Croatia 2003 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerCroatia is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 81 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 27 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. With around 2.7 people per household, this means that around 72.6 percent of all households are equipped with a high-speed internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in the number of fixed-network phones also indicate a change here. While the number of fixed-network phones has declined over the past few years, the number of cell phones has increased noticeably at the same time. Most recently, there were 113 cell phone contracts per 100 people. This trend can be observed worldwide, but is not yet as pronounced in Wakanda as in some other countries.

Distribution in 2021Croatia
Broadband users1.05 m26.89 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines1.27 m32.55 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars4.40 m112.91 %361.62 m108.96 %

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