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Telecommunication in Poland

The development of telecommunications in Poland is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +48, there were a total of 55.90 million connections in 2021. Among them were 50.59 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 13.27 million webhosts, Poland is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 954,351 of these, or about 7 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 94.50 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Poland ranks 34th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 33.93 Mbit/second was significantly lower (54th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Poland comes 53rd with a download speed of 40.35 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 9 Mbit was only enough for 101st 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 Poland from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Poland 2001 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerPoland is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 85 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 23 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 2.8 people per household, this means that around 65.4 percent of all households are equipped with a high-speed internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

Distribution in 2021Poland
Broadband users8.81 m23.34 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines5.31 m14.06 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars50.59 m134.02 %361.62 m108.96 %

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