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Telecommunication in Georgia

Compared to the European Union, Georgia has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +995, there were a total of 5.49 million connections in 2020. Among them were 5.10 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 357,864 webhosts, Georgia is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 13,020 million of these, or about 4 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 19.80 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Georgia ranked 120th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 20.40 Mbit/second (74th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Georgia comes 60th with a download speed of 31.59 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was enough for 59th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2022 from 181 countries.

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 Georgia from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Georgia 2001 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerGeorgia is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 73% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 26% 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 2020Georgia
Total
Georgia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users2.70 m72.53 %379.21 m84.74 %
Broadband users972,162.0026.11 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines387,698.0010.41 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars5.10 m137.00 %540.56 m120.80 %

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