Telecommunication in Belarus

The development of telecommunications in Belarus is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +375, there were a total of 15.96 million connections in 2016. Among them were 11.44 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

The expansion of the broadband Internet in Belarus is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 71% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 32% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 295,217.00 webhosts, Belarus is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Belarus 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in Belarus 2002 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones in Belarus 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Belarus
Total
Belarus
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 6.76 m 71.11 % 413.91 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 3.07 m 32.28 % 169.43 m 33.13 %
Landlines 4.52 m 47.52 % 211.93 m 41.44 %
Mobile cellulars 11.44 m 120.40 % 630.13 m 123.23 %