Telecommunication in Montenegro

Compared to the European Union, Montenegro is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +382, there were a total of 1.34 million connections in 2019. Among them were 1.15 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.9 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Montenegro is back. Around 73% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 29% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 10,088 webhosts, Montenegro is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 58.92 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Montenegro ranked 61st in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 9.2 Mbit/second was significantly lower (140th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Montenegro comes 47th with a download speed of 41.56 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 17 Mbit was only enough for 17th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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 - 2019




Broadband internet in Montenegro 2005 - 2019




Landlines 2005 - 2019




Mobile phones 2004 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Montenegro
Total
Montenegro
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users178,781.0028.74 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines188,175.0030.25 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars1.15 m185.01 %547.36 m122.31 %