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Telecommunication in Palau

Compared to the United States, 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 US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about four 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 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars24,000.00132.66 %351.48 m106.03 %

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