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 8.07 m connections in 2019. Among them were 7.40 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Slovakia is back. Around 83% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 29% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 1.38 m webhosts, Slovakia is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 92.46 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Slovakia ranked 46th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 35.77 Mbit/second was significantly lower (53rd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Slovakia comes 42nd with a download speed of 47.26 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was enough for 78th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 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 - 2019

Broadband internet in Slovakia 2002 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019Slovakia
Internet users4.52 m82.85 %382.36 m85.43 %
Broadband users1.59 m29.06 %158.30 m35.37 %
Landlines675,297.0012.38 %165.48 m36.97 %
Mobile cellulars7.40 m135.67 %542.60 m121.23 %