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Telecommunication in Uzbekistan

Compared to the European Union, Uzbekistan is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +998, there were a total of 36.94 million connections in 2020. Among them were 33.39 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.98 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 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 million 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 39.76 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Uzbekistan ranked 84th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 40.32 Mbit/second (40th 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, Uzbekistan comes 120th with a download speed of 13.67 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 7 Mbit was enough for 119th 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 Uzbekistan from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Uzbekistan 2003 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerUzbekistan is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 71% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 14% 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 2020Uzbekistan
Internet users24.34 m71.10 %379.21 m84.74 %
Broadband users4.82 m14.08 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines3.55 m10.37 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars33.39 m97.53 %540.56 m120.80 %

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