Telecommunication in Ukraine

Compared to the European Union, Ukraine has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +380, there were a total of 59.03 million connections in 2019. Among them were 54.84 million 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.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Ukraine is back. Around 63% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 15% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 2.17 million webhosts, Ukraine 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 Ukraine 1990 - 2018




Broadband internet in Ukraine 2005 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones in Ukraine 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019 Ukraine
Total
Ukraine
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 6.78 m 15.28 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 4.18 m 9.42 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 54.84 m 123.56 % 547.36 m 122.31 %