Telecommunication in Palau

Compared to the European Union, Palau is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +680, there were a total of 30,947 connections in 2019. Among them were 23,743 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Palau is back. Around 27% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 7% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

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




Landlines 2002 - 2019




Mobile phones 2002 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Palau
Total
Palau
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users1,224.006.80 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines7,204.0040.00 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars23,743.00131.85 %547.36 m122.31 %