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Telecommunication on the British Virgin Islands

Compared to the United States, the British Virgin Islands has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1-284, there were a total of 42,163 connections in 2021. Among them were 35,163 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

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 percent 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 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerThe British Virgin Islands is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 78 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 22 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

The increasing prevalence of cell phones and the simultaneous decline in landline phones clearly indicate a change on the British Virgin Islands. While the number of landlines has fallen significantly in recent years, the spread of cell phones has risen to 0 cell phone subscriptions per 100 people at last count. Such a clear shift does not occur in all countries, but the trend points in the same direction internationally.

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