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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 2020. Among them were 141,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 40,560 webhosts, Aruba is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 169 million of these, or about 0 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

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 Aruba from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Aruba 2003 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerAruba is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 97% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 18% 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 2020Aruba
Broadband users19,000.0017.80 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines35,000.0032.78 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars141,000.00132.06 %540.56 m120.71 %

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