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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 211,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 184,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.9 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 11,532 webhosts, Antigua and Barbuda is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 122 million of these, or about 1 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 19.37 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Antigua and Barbuda ranked 120th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 10.55 Mbit/second (103rd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 44th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Antigua and Barbuda come 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 February 2022 from 180 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 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerAntigua and Barbuda is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 76% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 8% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Broadband users8,000.008.17 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines27,000.0027.57 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars184,000.00187.89 %540.56 m120.71 %

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