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 36.93 million connections in 2019. Among them were 33.38 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.99 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Uzbekistan is back. Around 52% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 14% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 56,075 webhosts, Uzbekistan is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 32.39 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Uzbekistan ranked 94th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 32.55 Mbit/second (53rd 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, Uzbekistan comes 130th with a download speed of 12.51 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 8 Mbit was only enough for 124th 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 Uzbekistan from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Uzbekistan 2003 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019Uzbekistan
Broadband users4.60 m13.69 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines3.55 m10.58 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars33.38 m99.40 %547.36 m122.31 %