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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 516,636 connections in 2019. Among them were 425,507 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 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 21% 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

With an average download speed of 47.08 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Bahamas ranked 78th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 20.24 Mbit/second was significantly lower (89th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Bahamas comes 71st with a download speed of 29.23 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was enough for 76th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 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 the Bahamas from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in the Bahamas 2001 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Bahamas
Total
Bahamas
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users331,059.7085.00 %382.36 m85.43 %
Broadband users82,295.0021.13 %158.30 m35.37 %
Landlines91,129.0023.40 %165.48 m36.97 %
Mobile cellulars425,507.00109.25 %542.60 m121.23 %