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 million connections in 2019. Among them were 1.03 million 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 20.38 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, the Fijis ranked 125th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 9.7 Mbit/second was significantly lower (136th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, the Fijis comes 67th with a download speed of 30.97 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 14 Mbit was only enough for 53rd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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




Spreading in 2019Fiji
Total
Fiji
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users13,033.001.46 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines76,522.008.60 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars1.03 m116.18 %547.36 m122.31 %