Telecommunication in Aruba

The development of telecommunications in Aruba is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +297, there were a total of 176,000 connections in 2019. Among them were 141,000 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Aruba is back. Around 97% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 18% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 40,560 webhosts, Aruba is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Aruba 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Aruba 2003 - 2015




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2015




Mobile phones in Aruba 1990 - 2015