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Telecommunication in the Bahamas

The development of telecommunications in the Bahamas is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 557,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 466,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about 20,661 webhosts, Bahamas is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 496 of these, or about 2 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 46.31 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Bahamas ranked 83rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 10.08 Mbit/second was significantly lower (122nd place).
The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in October 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 the Bahamas from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in the Bahamas 2001 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerBahamas is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 87% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 21% 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 2020Bahamas
Total
Bahamas
percent
USA
Total
USA
percent
Internet users342,125.7687.00 %301.33 m90.90 %
Broadband users83,000.0021.11 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines91,000.0023.14 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars466,000.00118.50 %351.48 m106.03 %

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