Telecommunication in TuvaluCompared to the United States, Tuvalu is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +688, there were a total of 11,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 9,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.76 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about 145,158 webhosts, Tuvalu is well above the world's average. At the end of 2020, three million of these, or about 0 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsThe 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 - 2019Tuvalu is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 49% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 4% 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 1990 - 2020
Mobile phones 1990 - 2020
|Distribution in 2020||Tuvalu|
|Landlines||2,000.00||16.96 %||101.53 m||30.63 %|
|Mobile cellulars||9,000.00||76.32 %||351.48 m||106.03 %|