Telecommunication on the British Virgin Islands

Compared to the European Union, the British Virgin Islands has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1-284, there were a total of 46,176 connections in 2018. Among them were 39,954 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 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 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 on the British Virgin Islands 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet on the British Virgin Islands 2009 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones on the British Virgin Islands 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 British Virgin Islands
Total
British Virgin Islands
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 4,715.00 15.82 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 6,222.00 20.88 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 39,954.00 134.06 % 545.16 m 122.02 %