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Telecommunication in Barbados

The development of telecommunications in Barbados is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 457,369 connections in 2019. Among them were 329,326 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.

The expansion of the broadband Internet in Barbados is roughly equal to the EU average. Around 82% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 37% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 1,524 webhosts, Barbados is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 113.71 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Barbados ranked 41st in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 58.83 Mbit/second (36th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Barbados comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 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 Barbados from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Barbados 2003 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019



Distribution in 2019Barbados
Total
Barbados
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users234,670.6781.76 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users106,803.0037.21 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines128,043.0044.61 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars329,326.00114.74 %542.60 m121.33 %