Telecommunication in Federated States of Micronesia

Compared to the European Union, Federated States of Micronesia is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +691, there were a total of 30,061 connections in 2018. Among them were 23,114 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.21 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Federated States of Micronesia is back. Around 35% 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 webhosts, Federated States of Micronesia 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 Federated States of Micronesia 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Federated States of Micronesia 2003 - 2017




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2017




Mobile phones in Federated States of Micronesia 1990 - 2017