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Telecommunication on the British Virgin Islands

The development of telecommunications on the British Virgin Islands is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +1-284, there were a total of 42,163 connections in 2020. Among them were 35,163 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 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% 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% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 22% 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



Distribution in 2020British Virgin Islands
Total
British Virgin Islands
percent
USA
Total
USA
percent
Broadband users6,738.0022.28 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines7,000.0023.15 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars35,163.00116.29 %351.48 m106.03 %

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