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 4.67 million connections in 2018. Among them were 3.57 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 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 23% 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

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 Moldova 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Moldova 2001 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Moldova 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Moldova
Total
Moldova
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 623,135.00 23.03 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 1.11 m 40.95 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 3.57 m 131.79 % 545.16 m 122.02 %