Telecommunication in Malta

The development of telecommunications in Malta is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +356, there were a total of 871,280 connections in 2018. Among them were 615,843 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections Malta is very well in the race. Around 81% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 40% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 14,754 webhosts, Malta 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 Malta 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Malta 2000 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Malta 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Malta
Total
Malta
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 393,608.57 81.40 % 431.28 m 84.04 %
Broadband users 191,833.00 39.67 % 179.62 m 35.00 %
Landlines 255,437.00 52.83 % 197.06 m 38.40 %
Mobile cellulars 615,843.00 127.36 % 624.52 m 121.69 %