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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 16.11 m connections in 2020. Among them were 11.70 m 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 85% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 35% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 295,217 webhosts, Belarus is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 69.41 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Belarus ranked 66th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 54.91 Mbit/second (45th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 25th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Belarus comes 119th with a download speed of 19.41 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 9 Mbit was enough for 121st place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in September 2021 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 Belarus from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Belarus 2002 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Belarus
Total
Belarus
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users8.00 m85.09 %393.46 m87.87 %
Broadband users3.26 m34.64 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines4.41 m46.88 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars11.70 m124.53 %541.96 m121.03 %