Telecommunication in BarbadosThe 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 450,046 connections in 2019. Among them were 311,734 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 connectionsWith an average download speed of 100.73 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Barbados ranked 37th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 56.41 Mbit/second (33rd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th 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 November 2020 from 176 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
|Spreading in 2019||Barbados|
|Internet users||234,673.94||81.76 %||375.60 m||83.93 %|
|Broadband users||106,803.00||37.21 %||157.90 m||35.28 %|
|Landlines||138,312.00||48.19 %||166.16 m||37.13 %|
|Mobile cellulars||311,734.00||108.61 %||547.36 m||122.31 %|