Beeline has been recognized as the leader in mobile internet speed in Uzbekistan by Ookla
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Beeline Uzbekistan has received three Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ as the best mobile network, the fastest mobile network and the mobile network with the best coverage all at once from the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence, testing applications and related technologies.
Well-known Speedtest® by Ookla®, measuring the speed of the Internet access in mobile and broadband networks, based on consumer-initiated tests, has published the rating of the mobile network speed and coverage in Uzbekistan based on the results of the 1st half of 2021. Speed is measured by users on their smartphones across Uzbekistan. This allows to obtain the most complete and objective data. Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence, testing applications and related technologies, compared more than 160 thousand user-initiated tests conducted in Speedtest® to determine the fastest mobile network in Uzbekistan.
Speedtest® results is a weighty acknowledgement of Beeline Uzbekistan’s positions, achieved thanks to company’s continuous tedious work towards the 4G launch in all regions of the country.
“This news comes as a great gift for company’s 15th anniversary, which we celebrate this year. It is particularly gratifying that Beeline’s network in Uzbekistan has been recognized as the fastest by the global leader in testing applications and internet analysis. We have done a lot to provide the best quality and the fastest internet in the country. During the pandemic last year, when network load had increased sharply with the customers’ shift to a remote work, we speeded up the pace of network construction and modernization throughout the country. And we keep up the network development this year as well. We are glad that we made it, and wish to assure that our customers can always rely on us!” – noted Andrzej Malinowski, Beeline Uzbekistan’s CEO.
The number of Beeline Uzbekistan data users is constantly increasing. In response to this trend, company offers new services for digital users. High speed of mobile internet allows users to watch videos online and use high quality videocommunication, quickly upload large files, employ cloud services for business. Beeline customers not only use high-speed mobile internet for their needs, but can also share traffic from their smartphone with friends and relatives.
Currently, the median download speed in Beeline network is 17.7 Mbps, upload speed is 9.12 Mbps. Such indicators are the result of the vigorous development of the network: since the start of this year alone company’s technical team launched and modernized over 1300 base stations, more than 870 of which are 4G base stations. Particular emphasis is being given to provide people, living in hard-to-reach locations, with the network, for this purpose over 50 base stations were launched from the beginning of the year. Most of base stations were built in Fergana valley – over 600, which stands at 47% of the annual plan, and in Tashkent and Tashkent region (280 base stations – 21%). This is because these regions undergo active development both economical and industrial and have high population density, which requires special attention in telecommunications network development. 4G traffic has grown 2.25 times based on July’s results, and average speed per customer has increased 1.5 times. At the same time, 80% of data traffic comes from 4G network.
“Undoubtedly, such performance could not be achieved without the proper planning and prompt implementation of the network development strategy and coordinated teamwork. Providing access to modern digital services to residents of both large cities and small localities has always been and remains the highest priority for us. We keep doing everything possible to maintain the leadership in this area and want our customers to always have an access to the fastest mobile network and to the most innovative customer service on the market as well”, - noted Andrzej Malinowski, Beeline Uzbekistan’s CEO.
*- According to Ookla’s (the company behind Speedtest) data for the 1st half of 2021, Beeline Uzbekistan provides customers the fastest mobile internet in the country. Results of the global annual mobile internet quality research are available on Ookla’s website.
Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q1–Q2 2021. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.
***Speedtest® by Ookla® is the definitive way to test the speed and performance of your internet connection. Every day, over ten million unique tests are actively initiated by our users in the locations and at the times when their connectivity matters to them. Since our founding in 2006, an unparalleled total of more than 37 billion tests have been taken with Speedtest.
***Unitel LLC provides services under the Beeline Uzbekistan TM since September 12, 2006. Beeline Uzbekistan is a part of the international telecom holding company VEON, headquartered in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). VEON is a global telecom and internet services provider with over 213 million subscribers in 9 countries. Company shares are listed on the NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam stock markets. Beeline Uzbekistan employs more than 1.6 thousand people. Since its entry to the Uzbekistan market in 2006 VEON has invested more than $1.2 billion in the country’s telecom industry. During its activity under the Beeline TM in Uzbekistan, total taxes paid exceeded $1.7 billion.