Serbia Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 2,565,392

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 36.43 (2019 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 8,453,887

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 120.06 (2019 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment:

Serbia's integration with the EU helped regulator reforms and promotion of telecom; EU development loans for broadband to rural areas; pandemic spurred use of mobile data and other services; wireless service is available through multiple providers; national coverage is growing rapidly; best telecom services are centered in urban centers; 4G/LTE mobile network launched; 5G tests ongoing with Ericsson and Huawei (2021)


domestic: fixed-line 29 per 100 and mobile-cellular 96 per 100 persons (2019)

international: country code - 381

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

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Internet users

total: 5,192,501

percent of population: 73.36% (July 2018 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 1,623,790

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 23.06 (2019 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Serbia 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 Serbia 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Serbia 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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