Telecommunication in Tajikistan

Compared to the European Union, Tajikistan is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +992, there were a total of 10.38 million connections in 2019. Among them were 9.90 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Tajikistan is back. Around 22% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 6,258 webhosts, Tajikistan is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 32.17 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Tajikistan ranked 96th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 34.15 Mbit/second (49th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Tajikistan comes 127th with a download speed of 13.21 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 6 Mbit was enough for 131st place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 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 Tajikistan from 1990 - 2019




Broadband internet in Tajikistan 2003 - 2019




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Tajikistan
Total
Tajikistan
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users6,000.000.06 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines479,000.005.14 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars9.90 m106.25 %547.36 m122.31 %