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.

Key Developments:

  • 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

  • Key statistics

  • Country overview

    • World Trade Organization (WTO)
    • Corruption
  • Telecommunications market

    • Market overview and analysis
    • Regional Asian Market Comparison
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historical overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications (MDITC)
    • Spectrum
    • Broadband strategy
    • Pricing
    • Government 2019-2023 plan for telecom services
    • mobile number portability
  • Fixed network operators in Uzbekistan

    • Uzbektelecom
    • East Telecom
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Fixed line statistics and market forecast
    • Fibre optic cables
    • International infrastructure
      • Satellites
      • TAE cable
  • Fixed broadband market

    • Control of the internet
    • Broadband statistics and market forecast
    • ISPs/fixed broadband operators
    • Other fixed broadband services
      • Wi-Fi
      • WiMAX
    • VoIP
  • Mobile communications

    • Background
    • Mobile statistics and market forecast
    • Mobile broadband and market forecast
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 5G
    • Major mobile operators
      • Operator statistics
      • Universal Mobile Systems (UMS) - Mobiuz
      • Beeline Uzbekistan
      • UCell
      • UzMobile
      • Other mobile operators
  • Digital economy

    • e-Commerce
    • e-Government
  • Related reports


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
  • Table 3 – Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2024
  • Table 4 – Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 5 – Historic – Fixed-line subscribers and Penetration – 1991 – 2009
  • Table 6 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 7 – Historic - DSL broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2016
  • Table 8 – Percentage of Households with Internet Access at Home – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 9 – International internet bandwidth – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Lit/Equipped International Bandwidth Capacity – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Historic - Unitel fixed broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 12 – Historic - Unitel’s fixed broadband ARPU – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 13 – Historic - VoIP subscribers – 2012 – 2015
  • Table 14 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 15 – Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 1995 – 2008
  • Table 16 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast)–2009 – 2024
  • Table 17 – Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 18 – Mobile operators – Subscribers and Market Share – 2018
  • Table 19 - UMS mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 20 – Beeline mobile subscribers – 1998 – 2019
  • Table 21 – Unitel (Beeline) Revenue in UZS billion – 2015 – 2019
  • Table 22 – Unitel (Beeline) CAPEX – 2015 – 2019
  • Table 23 – Unitel (Beeline) mobile ARPU – 2015– 2019
  • Table 24 – UCell (Coscom) mobile subscribers and market share – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 25 – UzMobile - mobile subscribers – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 26 – Historic - MTS (Uzdunrobita) mobile subscribers – 1998 – 2012

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2019; 2024
  • Chart 2 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
  • Chart 3 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 4 – Telecoms Maturity Index – Central Asia
  • Chart 5 – Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 6 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 7 – Percentage of Households with Internet Access at Home - 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 8 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 9 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Central Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country

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Last updated 7 Jan 2020
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Analyst: Phil Harpur

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