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

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 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones in the Bahamas 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Bahamas
Total
Bahamas
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users82,295.0021.13 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines91,129.0023.40 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars425,507.00109.25 %547.36 m122.31 %