Kazakhstan ranks 57th in rankings of states with the fastest Internet

24 October, 2018, 14:49 244
Kazakhstan ranks 57th in rankings of states with the fastest Internet

The line above is occupied by Madagascar, and Montenegro is the closest country below Kazakhstan. 

Kazakhstan ranks 57th (28.9 Mb/s) in the world rankings by the speed of the fixed Internet, BNews.kz reports referring to the finprom.kz.

Among the EEU countries, Kazakhstan occupies the third place behind Russia and Belarus. The absolute world leader in Singapore: 184.17, with Iceland and Hong Kong taking the second and third places - 153.17 and 136.43 Mb/s respectively. 

According to the data of experts, over the three quarters of the present year, the volume of Internet service providers in providing access to the global network has reached 180.5 billion tenges, a 6.7% increase compared to the given period of the previous year - 169.2 billion tenges. However, despite the considerable increase in the volume of services provided, the number of fixed broadband Internet subscribers as of the end of September has decreased by 1.6% year-by-year, from 2.5 to 2.45 million users. 

Over the last 5 years in the given period, the volume of the services provided has almost doubled, or by 80.3 billion tenges. The number of active Internet users for the same period has increased by 654.6 thousand. 

As for the regions, the most concentration of the number of fixed broadband Internet subscribers is in Astana - 675.3 thousand (a year ago - total 192.5 thousand tenges). 

The top-3 also includes Almaty, despite the serious decrease in the number of subscribers (from 933.4 and rapidly to 354.5 thousand over the year). But the data of the Statistics Committee of Kazakhstan regarding the number of subscribers in the southern capital city raises questions. So, following the operative reports of the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh National Energy Ministry, the number of subscribers of the fixed Internet with high-speed broadband access in the Financial Centre has reached 973.2 thousand, following this January it has reached 1 million and made up 341.1 thousand by the end of February. 

In general, the data on Astana is also strange: the number of subscribers in the capital city made up 194.1 thousand by the end of the previous year, and in January - 195.2 thousand, and in February - it has already reached 870.2 thousand. 

The top-3 of regional leaders also includes Almaty region with 173.1 thousand subscribers of the Internet (a year ago - 161.4 thousand). In this region, the increase in the number of subscribers is close to being normal.