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Telecommunication in Slovenia

The development of telecommunications in Slovenia is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +386, there were a total of 3.26 m connections in 2020. Among them were 2.55 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Slovenia is back. Around 87% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 31% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 415,581 webhosts, Slovenia is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 110.14 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Slovenia ranked 42nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 40.49 Mbit/second was significantly lower (51st 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, Slovenia comes 49th with a download speed of 51.15 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was enough for 60th 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 Slovenia from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Slovenia 2001 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Slovenia
Total
Slovenia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users1.82 m86.60 %393.46 m87.87 %
Broadband users651,604.0031.03 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines704,909.0033.57 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars2.55 m121.46 %541.96 m121.03 %