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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 5.68 million connections in 2020. Among them were 4.38 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 million 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 30.15 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Croatia ranked 103rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 13.97 Mbit/second was significantly lower (100th place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Croatia comes 20th with a download speed of 60.36 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was only enough for 27th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 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 - 2020

Broadband internet in Croatia 2003 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerCroatia is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 78% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 25% 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 71.4 percent of all households are equipped with a fast Internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Croatia
Internet users3.17 m78.32 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users1.03 m25.47 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines1.30 m32.10 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars4.38 m108.10 %351.48 m106.03 %

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