Telecommunication in Micronesia

Compared to the European Union, Micronesia, Federated States of is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +691, there were a total of 30,295.00 connections in 2016. Among them were 23,412.00 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.22 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Micronesia, Federated States of is back. Around 33% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 3% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 4,668.00 webhosts, Micronesia, Federated States of 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 different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Micronesia 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in Micronesia 2003 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1991 - 2016




Mobile phones in Micronesia 1991 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Micronesia, Federated States of
Total
Micronesia, Federated States of
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 34,998.76 33.35 % 413.13 m 80.77 %
Broadband users 3,169.00 3.02 % 168.27 m 32.90 %
Landlines 6,883.00 6.56 % 213.38 m 41.72 %
Mobile cellulars 23,412.00 22.31 % 619.93 m 121.20 %