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June
04, 2024
16:23

Transit Broadcasting Revenues Amount to GEL 144.3 Million in 2023

June 04, 2024 16:23

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the number of customers receiving transit broadcasting services in 2023 decreased by 9000 year-on-year to 745,000, which was due to the termination of Magtisat services. The customer density also decreased slightly: the usage of transit broadcasting services by customers amounted to 67.1%, which is 1% less than in 2022. It is worth noting that with the exception of 2023, the number of transit broadcasting users grew in each...

June
04, 2024
15:27

Communications Industry Contributes GEL 499,573,882 to the State Budget in 2023

June 04, 2024 15:27

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the communications sector contributed a total of GEL 499,573,882 to the state budget in 2023, which is GEL 65,274,127 more than in the previous year. Out of this amount, GEL 56,048,528 was contributed by broadcasters to the Georgian state budget in the form of taxes, while GEL 441,467,364 was contributed by authorised entities in accordance with the Law of Georgia on Electronic Communications. Licensing revenues accounted...

June
04, 2024
14:02

Access to Fixed Internet Extended to 31 Villages in 2023

June 04, 2024 14:02

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the fixed broadband penetration rate in Georgian households was 95.7%.  The highest penetration rate of fixed broadband among the regions of Georgia was in Adjara (137%), followed by Tbilisi (136%), Samtskhe-Javakheti (98%), Kvemo Kartli and Mtskheta-Mtianeti (85%), Shida Kartli (72%), Kakheti and Imereti (66%), Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti (60%), Guria (58%), and Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti (19%).  As of 2023,...

June
04, 2024
13:22

In 2023, 561,000 Natural Person Customers in Georgia Used the 30 MB/Sec Internet Package, while 245,000 Used...

June 04, 2024 13:22

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the 30 MB/sec package is the most popular fixed broadband package in Georgia, while only 10,000 customers (1% of all natural person customers) used the 100 MB/sec package. In comparison, 55% of households in Europe use a 100 MB/sec or faster package. This data echoes the results of the benchmarking study, based on which the use of high-speed fixed internet is limited for Georgian subscribers due to high prices. The report...

June
04, 2024
11:52

In 2023, 37.8% of Georgian Consumers used Samsung Phones and 19.8% used Apple Phones

June 04, 2024 11:52

The 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission includes the distribution of mobile devices by manufacturer. Samsung still accounts for the largest share of mobile devices in Georgia with 37.3%, which is 1.1% lower than in the previous year. Apple’s share increased by 1.8% year-on-year to 19.8%. Xiaomi’s share increased by 0.1% to 14.7%. Huawei’s share decreased by 1.1% to 4.1%. Microsoft/Nokia’s share increased by 2.6% to 6.6%. Lenovo’s share decreased...

June
04, 2024
10:40

Mobile Service Revenues Increased by GEL 42 Million for “Magticom,” by 35 Million for “Silknet,” and by 14...

June 04, 2024 10:40

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, revenues collected by mobile operators from retail services increased by GEL 92 million year-on-year to a total of GEL 788 million in 2023, with Magticom accounting for 49% of the revenues, Silknet for 35% and Cellfie Mobile for 16%.  Magticom’s mobile service revenues increased by GEL 42 million year-on-year to a total of GEL 385 million. Silknet collected GEL 275 million in revenues – 35 million more than...

June
03, 2024
17:52

1,115,000 Fixed Internet Users in 2023

June 03, 2024 17:52

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, there were 1,115,000 fixed broadband internet users last year, which is 39,100 more than in 2022. The number of natural person customers increased by 3.6%, while the number of legal entity customers increased by 4%. The report also states that over the last 5 years, the average annual growth of the number of subscribers was 4.3% for natural persons and 4.6% for legal entities. It is worth noting that the number of natural...

June
03, 2024
17:22

Average Internet Use per Subscriber Increased by 18% to 14 GB in 2023

June 03, 2024 17:22

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the volume of online traffic generated by mobile service users in 2023 increased by 28% year-on-year to 551 petabytes. Magticom users accounted for 48% of the total traffic, followed by Silknet users (33%) and Cellfie Mobile users (19%). This growth was conditioned by the increase in the number of mobile internet users and the number of new-generation phones on the market, as well as the increased demand for online...

June
03, 2024
16:28

The Number of Internet Subscribers Increased by 200,000 and Reached 4.3 Million in 2023

June 03, 2024 16:28

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, the number of mobile internet users in Georgia is growing fast due to an increased demand for online services and digital platforms. Specifically, the number of internet subscribers increased by 200,000 year-on-year to 4.3 million. During the same period, the density of mobile internet users in relation to the population of Georgia increased by 6% to 125%, while the density in relation to mobile service subscribers...

June
03, 2024
15:48

55% of European Households use 100 MB/sec Internet, but only 1% of Households can Afford to do so in Georgia,...

June 03, 2024 15:48

According to the 2023 Activity Report of the Communications Commission, last year ComCom commissioned the British research organisation Strategy Analytics to carry out a benchmarking study of telecom service costs in Georgia, which compared the current prices in Georgia to those in 23 countries of Europe. The analysis established that the cost of high-speed and high-volume services in Georgia substantially exceeds the European average, which creates restrictions for Georgian consumers. The cost...

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