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Telecommunication in Croatia

Compared to the European Union, Croatia has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +385, there were a total of 5.74 m connections in 2019. Among them were 4.40 m 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, Croatia is back. Around 79% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 28% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 729,420 webhosts, Croatia is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 59.65 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Croatia ranked 64th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 28.57 Mbit/second was significantly lower (69th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Croatia comes 19th with a download speed of 82.66 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 19 Mbit was only enough for 18th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 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 Croatia from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Croatia 2003 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Croatia
Total
Croatia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users3.21 m79.08 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users1.15 m28.41 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines1.33 m32.81 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars4.40 m108.35 %542.60 m121.33 %