Telecommunication in Kiribati

Compared to the European Union, Kiribati is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +686, there were a total of 54,694 connections in 2020. Among them were 54,661 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.46 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Kiribati is back. Around 15% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 327 webhosts, Kiribati is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

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 Kiribati from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Kiribati 2005 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Kiribati
Broadband users185.000.15 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines33.000.03 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars54,661.0045.76 %541.96 m121.03 %