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 2019. Among them were 23,114 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.20 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 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 Federated States of Micronesia from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Federated States of Micronesia 2003 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019Micronesia
Internet users40,181.3635.30 %382.31 m85.43 %
Broadband users3,776.003.32 %158.30 m35.37 %
Landlines6,947.006.10 %165.48 m36.98 %
Mobile cellulars23,114.0020.31 %542.60 m121.25 %