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Telecommunication on the British Virgin Islands

Compared to the European Union, the British Virgin Islands is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1-284, there were a total of 65,343 connections in 2019. Among them were 59,121 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 2.0 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, the British Virgin Islands is back. Around 78% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 16% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 505 webhosts, the British Virgin Islands 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 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 on the British Virgin Islands from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet on the British Virgin Islands 2009 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019British Virgin Islands
Total
British Virgin Islands
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users23,334.6077.70 %382.31 m85.43 %
Broadband users4,715.0015.70 %158.30 m35.37 %
Landlines6,222.0020.72 %165.48 m36.98 %
Mobile cellulars59,121.00196.87 %542.60 m121.25 %