Telecommunication in the Bahamas

Compared to the European Union, Bahamas has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 495,046 connections in 2018. Among them were 381,591 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.99 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Bahamas is back. Around 85% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 23% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 20,661 webhosts, Bahamas 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 the Bahamas 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in the Bahamas 2001 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in the Bahamas 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Bahamas
Total
Bahamas
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 87,067.00 22.58 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 113,455.00 29.42 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 381,591.00 98.95 % 545.16 m 122.02 %