Telecommunication in TurkmenistanCompared to the United States, Turkmenistan is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +993, there were a total of 10.09 million connections in 2021. Among them were 9.38 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.5 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about 714 webhosts, Turkmenistan is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 286 of these, or about 40 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 2.4 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Turkmenistan ranks 176th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 1.1 Mbit/second was significantly lower (174th place).
The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.