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Telecommunication in Slovakia

The development of telecommunications in Slovakia is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +42, there were a total of 7.94 million connections in 2020. Among them were 7.29 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.

With about 1.38 million webhosts, Slovakia is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 141,484 million of these, or about 10 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 52.78 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Slovakia ranked 62nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 24.32 Mbit/second was significantly lower (63rd 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, Slovakia comes 59th with a download speed of 32.05 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 9 Mbit was only enough for 85th 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 Slovakia from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Slovakia 2002 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerSlovakia is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 90% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 31% 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 2.9 people per household, this means that around 90.4 percent of all households are equipped with a fast Internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Slovakia
Total
Slovakia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users4.91 m89.92 %379.21 m84.74 %
Broadband users1.70 m31.17 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines648,462.0011.88 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars7.29 m133.54 %540.56 m120.80 %

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