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Telecommunication in Belarus

Compared to the United States, Belarus is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +375, there were a total of 16.11 million connections in 2020. Among them were 11.70 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 295,217 webhosts, Belarus is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 70,824 million of these, or about 24 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 43.35 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Belarus ranked 79th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 38.74 Mbit/second (41st place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Belarus comes 129th with a download speed of 10.18 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 4 Mbit was only enough for 135th place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 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 Belarus from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Belarus 2002 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband Internet in Belarus is roughly on a par with the USA. Around 85% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 35% 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 2020Belarus
Internet users7.98 m85.09 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users3.26 m34.71 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines4.41 m46.98 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars11.70 m124.78 %351.48 m106.03 %

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