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Telecommunication in San Marino

The development of telecommunications in San Marino is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +378, there were a total of 55,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 39,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 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 million 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 69.35 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, San Marino ranked 50th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 14.43 Mbit/second was significantly lower (93rd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, San Marino comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2022 from 181 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 San Marino from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in San Marino 2003 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerSan Marino is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 60% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 32% 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 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020San Marino
Total
San Marino
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users11,000.0032.41 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines16,000.0047.14 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars39,000.00114.92 %540.56 m120.71 %

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