Internet in Kosovo is fast and cheap, and according to a study from the Kosovo ICT Association STIKK – 96% of Kosovo household is currently connected to the internet, ranking Kosovo quite high in terms of internet penetration compared to other countries in Europe. According to Speedtest.net, Average Download Speed is 45Mbps, with a stable and growing trend, while talks about experimenting with 5G in some areas in the country are already underway. The cost of a fiber connection various between ISP’s.
A growing IT Community
Kosovo has a growing IT Community, which is getting more and more organized from year to year. There is one major annual conference called KOSICT, there’s a conference focused around Open Source Software in April each year called Software Freedom Kosova, there’s a conference on hacking, security and other Mr. Robot related sessions called DokuTech in August in Prishtina and Prizren, there are some dev talks, some meet-ups, etc. The IT Community has also an ICT Association called STIKK, which represents the main companies of the country, and which advocates with the government of the country for putting more investments and efforts in the IT sector, for drawing more attention in tech education, etc.