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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 57.29 million connections in 2020. Among them were 53.98 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.

With about 2.17 million webhosts, Ukraine is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 395,092 million of these, or about 18 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 53.38 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Ukraine ranked 60th in an international comparison. The upload rate was 55.88 Mbit/second (25th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 44th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Ukraine comes 65th with a download speed of 27.69 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was enough for 42nd place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2022 from 180 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 Ukraine from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Ukraine 2005 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerUkraine is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 75% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 18% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Ukraine
Internet users33.12 m75.04 %379.48 m84.74 %
Broadband users7.77 m17.60 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines3.31 m7.51 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars53.98 m122.30 %540.56 m120.71 %

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