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Telecommunication in Poland

The development of telecommunications in Poland is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +48, there were a total of 55.13 m connections in 2020. Among them were 49.35 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Poland is back. Around 87% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 22% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 13.27 m webhosts, Poland is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 138.28 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Poland ranked 31st in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 47.92 Mbit/second was significantly lower (45th 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, Poland comes 45th with a download speed of 52.38 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was enough for 97th 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 Poland from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Poland 2001 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Poland
Total
Poland
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users32.96 m86.84 %393.46 m87.87 %
Broadband users8.21 m21.64 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines5.78 m15.22 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars49.35 m130.04 %541.96 m121.03 %