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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 1.31 million connections in 2021. Among them were 1.12 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.8 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 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 57.85 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Montenegro ranks 68th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 5.9 Mbit/second was significantly lower (154th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Montenegro comes 44th with a download speed of 44.55 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was enough for 42nd 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 Montenegro from 2004 - 2021

Broadband internet in Montenegro 2005 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerMontenegro is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 82 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 30 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.

Landlines 2005 - 2021

Mobile phones 2004 - 2021

Distribution in 2021Montenegro
Broadband users188,286.0030.41 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines189,519.0030.61 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars1.12 m180.89 %361.62 m108.96 %

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