Which Central Asian country has lowest internet prices?
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Kazakhstan has retained the first place in Central Asia in the updated Worldwide Broadband Price Comparison 2018 rating, prepared by the UK-based cable.co.uk.
The country ranked 13th in the world rankings, compared to eighth place a year before. Over the past year, the average price of a monthly internet access in Kazakhstan increased by $2.98 and amounted to $16.14.
Uzbekistan ranks second in Central Asia and 23rd in the world (27th in the previous ranking). Over the past year, the average price of internet in Uzbekistan decreased by $4.81 and amounted to $21.26, which made it possible to bypass Tajikistan, which in turn moved from 11th place down to 35th place (third place in the region) as a result of the rise in price of the internet by $11.05 to $29.16.
Turkmenistan lost 95 positions in the ranking, moving from 43th place to 138th place (fourth place in the region). Internet in the country has risen in price by as much as $44.01 to $76.15.
Kyrgyzstan is on the last place in Central Asia and 162nd place in the world, moving up 11 positions due to internet access dropping in price by $6.33 to $108.22.
In the Worldwide Broadband Speed League 2018 rating published earlier, only Kazakhstan managed to enter the first 100 countries in terms of internet speed. The country held 95th place in the world with average internet access speed of 4.45 megabits per second.
Uzbekistan held 184th place (1.02 Mbps), Tajikistan – 188th place (0.94 Mbps), Turkmenistan – 198th place (0.56 Mbps), Kyrgyzstan – 163th place (1.52 Mbps).
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