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 54,750 connections in 2020. Among them were 38,750 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

The expansion of the broadband Internet in San Marino is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 60% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 33% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 11,015 webhosts, San Marino is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 118.19 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, San Marino ranked 38th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 26.09 Mbit/second was significantly lower (74th 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, 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 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 San Marino from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in San Marino 2003 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019