Telecommunication in Belize

Compared to the European Union, Belize is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +501, there were a total of 250,000.00 connections in 2016. Among them were 227,000.00 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.62 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Belize is back. Around 45% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 6% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 3,392.00 webhosts, Belize 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 Belize 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in Belize 2003 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones in Belize 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Belize
Total
Belize
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 163,572.46 44.58 % 413.91 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 22,000.00 6.00 % 169.43 m 33.13 %
Landlines 23,000.00 6.27 % 211.93 m 41.44 %
Mobile cellulars 227,000.00 61.86 % 630.13 m 123.23 %