Telecommunication in Antigua and Barbuda

The development of telecommunications in Antigua and Barbuda is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 208,000 connections in 2019. Among them were 184,000 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.9 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Antigua and Barbuda is back. Around 76% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 9% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 11,532 webhosts, Antigua and Barbuda is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 15.85 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Antigua and Barbuda ranked 142nd in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 9.1 Mbit/second (142nd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Antigua and Barbuda comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.


Access to the Internet in Antigua and Barbuda from 1990 - 2019




Broadband internet in Antigua and Barbuda 2004 - 2019




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Antigua and Barbuda
Total
Antigua and Barbuda
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users9,000.009.27 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines24,000.0024.71 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars184,000.00189.46 %547.36 m122.31 %