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Telecommunication in Tuvalu

Compared to the European Union, Tuvalu is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +688, there were a total of 10,000 connections in 2019. Among them were 8,000 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.69 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Tuvalu is back. Around 49% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 4% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 145,158 webhosts, Tuvalu is well above the world's average.


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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 Tuvalu from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Tuvalu 2004 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Tuvalu
Total
Tuvalu
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users5,748.0549.32 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users450.003.86 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines2,000.0017.16 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars8,000.0068.64 %542.60 m121.33 %