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Telecommunication in Moldova

The development of telecommunications in Moldova is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +373, there were a total of 4.69 m connections in 2019. Among them were 3.61 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Moldova is back. Around 76% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 25% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 711,564 webhosts, Moldova is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 104.98 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Moldova ranked 37th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 88.79 Mbit/second (23rd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Moldova comes 62nd with a download speed of 36.05 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 13 Mbit was enough for 72nd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 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 Moldova from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Moldova 2001 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Moldova
Total
Moldova
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users2.02 m76.12 %382.31 m85.43 %
Broadband users670,530.0025.23 %158.30 m35.37 %
Landlines1.07 m40.32 %165.48 m36.98 %
Mobile cellulars3.61 m135.98 %542.60 m121.25 %