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Telecommunication in Uzbekistan

Compared to the United States, Uzbekistan has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +998, there were a total of 38.54 million connections in 2021. Among them were 35.07 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.0 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 56,075 webhosts, Uzbekistan is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 16,044 of these, or about 29 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 45.03 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Uzbekistan ranks 89th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 46.03 Mbit/second (39th place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Uzbekistan comes 122nd with a download speed of 13.95 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 7 Mbit was only enough for 123rd 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.

Access to the internet in Uzbekistan from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Uzbekistan 2003 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerUzbekistan is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 71 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 19 percent 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 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

Distribution in 2021Uzbekistan
Broadband users6.80 m19.48 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines3.47 m9.94 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars35.07 m100.44 %361.62 m108.96 %

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