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 2018. 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 31% 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

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 Barbados 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Barbados 2003 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Barbados 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Barbados
Total
Barbados
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 89,340.00 31.17 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 128,043.00 44.67 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 329,326.00 114.89 % 545.16 m 122.02 %