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Telecommunication in Belarus

The development of telecommunications in Belarus is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +375, there were a total of 16.09 million connections in 2021. Among them were 11.76 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 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 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 50.12 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Belarus ranks 74th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 43.42 Mbit/second (42nd place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Belarus comes 135th with a download speed of 9.8 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 6 Mbit was enough for 131st place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in October 2022 from 180 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 Belarus from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Belarus 2002 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerThe expansion of broadband internet in Belarus is roughly on a par with the USA. Around 87 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 35 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 2021Belarus
Broadband users3.24 m34.68 %127.03 m38.27 %
Landlines4.33 m46.39 %97.11 m29.26 %
Mobile cellulars11.76 m125.91 %361.62 m108.96 %

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