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Telecommunication in Kiribati

Compared to the United States, 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 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.46 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 327 webhosts, Kiribati is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, five million of these, or about 2 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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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 - 2020

Broadband internet in Kiribati 2005 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerKiribati is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 38% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 0% 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 2020Kiribati
Internet users45,389.4838.00 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users185.000.15 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines33.000.03 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars54,661.0045.76 %351.48 m106.03 %

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