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 2020. 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

With an average download speed of 12.59 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Federated States of Micronesia ranked 160th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 7.3 Mbit/second (165th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Federated States of Micronesia comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 countries.

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