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Telecommunication in San Marino

The development of telecommunications in San Marino is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +378, there were a total of 56,000 connections in 2021. Among them were 40,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 11,015 webhosts, San Marino is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 3,277 of these, or about 30 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 76.63 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, San Marino ranks 55th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 19.85 Mbit/second was significantly lower (93rd place).

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2023 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 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in San Marino from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in San Marino 2003 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband internet in San Marino is roughly on a par with the USA. Around 75 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 36 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.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in landline phones clearly indicate a change in San Marino. While the number of landlines has fallen significantly in recent years, the spread of cell phones has risen to 119 cell phone subscriptions per 100 people at last count. Such a clear shift does not occur in all countries, but the trend points in the same direction internationally.

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Distribution in 2021San Marino
San Marino
Internet users25,262.2974.86 %304.52 m91.75 %
Broadband users12,000.0035.56 %125.89 m37.93 %
Landlines16,000.0047.41 %97.82 m29.47 %
Mobile cellulars40,000.00118.54 %361.66 m108.97 %

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