Telecommunication in North Macedonia

Compared to the European Union, North Macedonia has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +389, there were a total of 2.45 million connections in 2019. Among them were 2.06 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.99 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, North Macedonia is back. Around 79% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 21% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 62,826 webhosts, North Macedonia is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in North Macedonia 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in North Macedonia 2005 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones in North Macedonia 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019 Macedonia
Total
Macedonia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 444,356.00 21.33 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 394,728.00 18.95 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 2.06 m 98.65 % 547.36 m 122.31 %