Telecommunication in Russia

The development of telecommunications in Russia is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +7, there were a total of 259.54 million connections in 2018. Among them were 229.43 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.6 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Russia is back. Around 81% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 22% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 14.87 million webhosts, Russia 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 Russia 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Russia 2002 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Russia 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Russia
Total
Russia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 116.83 m 80.86 % 368.20 m 82.41 %
Broadband users 32.06 m 22.19 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 30.11 m 20.84 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 229.43 m 158.80 % 545.16 m 122.02 %