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Telecommunication on the Fijis

Compared to the United States, the Fijis is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +679, there were a total of 1.04 million connections in 2020. Among them were 991,500 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 21,739 webhosts, the Fijis is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 238 million of these, or about 1 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 13.35 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Fijis ranked 135th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 7.5 Mbit/second (135th place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, the Fijis comes 87th with a download speed of 22.28 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was enough for 67th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 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 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerThe Fijis is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 50% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 3% 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.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Fiji
Broadband users23,062.002.57 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines48,510.005.41 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars991,500.00110.60 %351.48 m106.03 %

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