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Telecommunication in Montenegro

Compared to the United States, Montenegro is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +382, there were a total of 1.27 million connections in 2020. Among them were 1.08 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.7 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 10,088 webhosts, Montenegro is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 487 million of these, or about 5 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 37.65 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Montenegro ranked 93rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 5.1 Mbit/second was significantly lower (151st place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Montenegro comes 69th with a download speed of 28.49 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was enough for 37th 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 Montenegro from 2004 - 2020

Broadband internet in Montenegro 2005 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerMontenegro is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 78% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 30% 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 3.3 people per household, this means that around 98.0 percent of all households are equipped with a fast Internet connection.

Landlines 2005 - 2020

Mobile phones 2004 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Montenegro
Internet users482,188.0977.61 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users184,176.0029.64 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines191,768.0030.87 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars1.08 m173.84 %351.48 m106.03 %

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