Telecommunication in SamoaCompared to the European Union, Samoa is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +685, there were a total of 132,665 connections in 2020. Among them were 124,211 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.63 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Samoa is back. Around 34% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 1% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 18,013 webhosts, Samoa is below the world's average by population.
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