Telecommunication on the Fijis

Compared to the European Union, the Fijis is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +679, there were a total of 1.11 m connections in 2020. Among them were 1.03 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, the Fijis is back. Around 50% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 1% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 21,739 webhosts, the Fijis is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 18.49 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Fijis ranked 141st in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 8.8 Mbit/second was significantly lower (156th 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, the Fijis comes 111st with a download speed of 21.52 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was only enough for 109th 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 on the Fijis from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet on the Fijis 2005 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019