Bosnia and Herzegovina Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 728,322

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18.97 (2019 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 3,755,521

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 97.79 (2019 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment:

Bosnia-Herzegovina aims for national LTE coverage through integration with European Union (EU); roaming agreements with EU and Balkan neighbors; fixed-line broadband is underdeveloped, investments in mobile upgrades facilitate broadband connectivity to a greater extent than in Europe; DSL and cable are the main platforms for fixed-line connectivity while fiber broadband has a small market presence; operators support broadband in rural areas where fixed-line infrastructure is insufficient; LTE services under test licenses; 5G awaits market maturity; importer of broadcasting equipment from China (2021)


domestic: fixed-line teledensity roughly 24 per 100 persons and mobile-cellular subscribership has been increasing rapidly and stands at roughly 112 telephones per 100 persons (2019)

international: country code - 387; no satellite earth stations

note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally; since 2020, some aspects of the telecom sector have experienced downturn, particularly in mobile device production; many network operators delayed upgrades to infrastructure; progress towards 5G implementation was postponed or slowed in some countries; consumer spending on telecom services and devices was affected by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes; the crucial nature of telecom services as a tool for work and school from home became evident, and received some support from governments

Broadcast media

3 public TV broadcasters: Radio and TV of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation TV (operating 2 networks), and Republika Srpska Radio-TV; a local commercial network of 5 TV stations; 3 private, near-national TV stations and dozens of small independent TV broadcasting stations; 3 large public radio broadcasters and many private radio stations

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Internet users

total: 2,699,544

percent of population: 70.12% (July 2018 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 745,887

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 19.42 (2019 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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