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 891,778 connections in 2019. Among them were 634,768 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 86% 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 - 2019




Broadband internet in Malta 2000 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones in Malta 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019 Malta
Total
Malta
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 199,241.00 39.64 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 257,010.00 51.13 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 634,768.00 126.28 % 547.36 m 122.31 %