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Telecommunication in Palau

Compared to the European Union, Palau has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +680, there were a total of 32,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 24,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 4 webhosts, Palau 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 Palau from 1990 - 2004

Broadband internet in Palau 2004 - 2019

Symbol image: cell towerPalau is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 27% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 7% 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 2002 - 2020

Mobile phones 2002 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Palau
Landlines8,000.0044.22 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars24,000.00132.66 %540.56 m120.71 %

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