Uzbekistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Uzbekistan’s mobile broadband markets continues to climb
For many years Uzbekistan has been struggling to bring its telecommunications system up to the standard found in developed countries. Over the last two decades the situation has been gradually transforming. Consequently, over the past decade there has been a positive trend in the country’s telecom market, with increased investment in infrastructure, expanding subscriber bases and rising revenues. The support of the government through the “2019-2023 plan” will be key in the development of the needed infrastructure for the country.
The fixed line market in Uzbekistan remains underdeveloped. A major reason for this is the dominance of the mobile segment. The market is predicted to grow moderately to slowly over the next five years to 2024.
Fixed broadband penetration in Uzbekistan remains low mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines and the dominance of the mobile platform. The highly competitive nature of the ISP market had resulted in a fall in access prices and the provision of flexible packages. The introduction of prepaid internet has also contributed to the rise in home internet usage. However, the market has grown exceptionally strongly over the past five years. Over the next five years to 2024 strong growth is expected to continue driven by rising fixed line penetration.
Uzbekistan’s mobile market is relatively underdeveloped on international comparison and has experienced slow to moderate growth over the last five years. Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2024. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to the cost of mobile considering the low revenue of most of the population.
Uzbekistan has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years with market penetration driven by a rising level of mobile subscribers and mobile data however, the mobile broadband market is still at an early stage of development. Continuous growth is predicted over the next five years to 2024.
Plans were announced plans to deploy a Wi-Fi hotspot in the city of Tashkent.
A telecom 2019-2023 plan announced by the government
Fixed broadband penetration in Uzbekistan remains low. Over the next five years strong growth is expected to continue driven by rising fixed line penetration.
Uzbekistan's mobile market is relatively underdeveloped and has experienced slow to moderate growth over the last five years.
MITC requested operators and vendors to share 5G plans, budget and capacities.
Uzbekistan has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Uzbektelecom, Uzmobile, Buzton, Buztel, East Telecom, Uzdunrobita, MTS-Uzbekistan, Universal Mobile Systems (UMS), Beeline (Unitel), UCell (Coscom), Vimpelcom.
Table of Contents
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Market overview and analysis
Regional Asian Market Comparison
Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications (MDITC)
Government 2019-2023 plan for telecom services
mobile number portability
Fixed network operators in Uzbekistan
Fixed line statistics and market forecast
Fibre optic cables
Fixed broadband market
Control of the internet
Broadband statistics and market forecast
ISPs/fixed broadband operators
Other fixed broadband services
Mobile statistics and market forecast
Mobile broadband and market forecast
Major mobile operators
Universal Mobile Systems (UMS) - Mobiuz
Other mobile operators
List of Tables
Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2018 (e)
Table 2 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
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