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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 million connections in 2020. Among them were 2.55 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.

With about 415,581 webhosts, Slovenia is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 103,255 million of these, or about 25 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 79.34 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Slovenia ranked 42nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 33.16 Mbit/second was significantly lower (46th 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, Slovenia comes 34th with a download speed of 51.51 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was only enough for 77th 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 Slovenia from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Slovenia 2001 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerSlovenia is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 87% 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 2.5 people per household, this means that around 77.5 percent of all households are equipped with a fast Internet connection.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Slovenia
Internet users1.82 m86.60 %379.21 m84.74 %
Broadband users651,604.0030.99 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines704,909.0033.53 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars2.55 m121.33 %540.56 m120.80 %

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