Telecommunication in Georgia

The development of telecommunications in Georgia is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +995, there were a total of 5.90 m connections in 2019. Among them were 5.38 m 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.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Georgia is back. Around 69% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 25% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 357,864 webhosts, Georgia is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 26.80 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Georgia ranked 111st in an international comparison. The upload rate was 28.09 Mbit/second (70th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Georgia comes 64th with a download speed of 38.29 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was only enough for 62nd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 from 180 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 - 2019

Broadband internet in Georgia 2001 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019

Distribution in 2019Georgia
Internet users2.56 m68.85 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users941,509.0025.31 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines518,624.0013.94 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars5.38 m144.74 %542.60 m121.33 %