Telecommunication in Papua New Guinea

Compared to the European Union, Papua New Guinea is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +675, there were a total of 4.18 million connections in 2018. Among them were 4.02 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.48 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Papua New Guinea is back. Around 11% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 5,006 webhosts, Papua New Guinea 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 different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Papua New Guinea 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Papua New Guinea 2008 - 2017




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2017




Mobile phones in Papua New Guinea 1990 - 2017