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 1.27 m connections in 2020. Among them were 1.08 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.7 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 81% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 30% 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 60.02 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Montenegro ranked 63rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 9.3 Mbit/second was significantly lower (152nd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Montenegro comes 55th with a download speed of 44.79 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 17 Mbit was only enough for 23rd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 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

Landlines 2005 - 2020

Mobile phones 2004 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Montenegro
Internet users505,891.7281.37 %393.46 m87.87 %
Broadband users184,176.0029.62 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines191,768.0030.84 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars1.08 m173.73 %541.96 m121.03 %