Telecommunication in LithuaniaThe development of telecommunications in Lithuania is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +370, there were a total of 4.02 million connections in 2021. Among them were 3.73 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about 1.21 million webhosts, Lithuania is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 131,718 of these, or about 11 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 90.22 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Lithuania ranks 39th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 90.38 Mbit/second (19th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Lithuania comes 36th with a download speed of 54.66 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was only enough for 54th 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 Lithuania from 1990 - 2021
Broadband internet in Lithuania 2001 - 2021Lithuania is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 87 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 29 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 2.2 people per household, this means that around 63.0 percent of all households are equipped with a high-speed internet connection.
Landlines 1990 - 2021
The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in landline phones clearly indicate a change in Lithuania. While the number of landlines has fallen significantly in recent years, the spread of cell phones has risen to 133 cell phone subscriptions per 100 people at last count. Such a clear shift does not occur in all countries, but the trend points in the same direction internationally.
Mobile phones 1990 - 2021
|Distribution in 2021||Lithuania|
|Broadband users||802,373.00||28.65 %||127.03 m||38.27 %|
|Landlines||290,711.00||10.38 %||97.11 m||29.26 %|
|Mobile cellulars||3.73 m||133.05 %||361.62 m||108.96 %|