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Telecommunication in North Macedonia

Compared to the United States, North Macedonia has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +389, there were a total of 2.37 million connections in 2021. Among them were 1.94 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.94 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 62,826 webhosts, North Macedonia is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 2,120 of these, or about 3 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 31.60 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, North Macedonia ranks 107th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 16.23 Mbit/second (102nd place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, North Macedonia comes 26th with a download speed of 66.31 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 20 Mbit was enough for 7th 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 North Macedonia from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in North Macedonia 2005 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerNorth Macedonia is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 81 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 24 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. With around 3.6 people per household, this means that around 85.4 percent of all households are equipped with a high-speed internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

All international calling codes

Distribution in 2021North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Broadband users490,084.0023.73 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines425,646.0020.61 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars1.94 m94.01 %361.62 m108.96 %

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