Telecommunication on the Cayman Islands

Compared to the European Union, the Cayman Islands is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 129,772.00 connections in 2016. Among them were 95,656.00 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.6 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections the Cayman Islands is very well in the race. Around 79% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 40% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 23,472.00 webhosts, the Cayman 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 Cayman Islands 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet on the Cayman Islands 2008 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones on the Cayman Islands 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Cayman Islands
Total
Cayman Islands
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 48,004.35 79.00 % 413.79 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 24,535.00 40.38 % 169.43 m 33.14 %
Landlines 34,116.00 56.14 % 211.93 m 41.46 %
Mobile cellulars 95,656.00 157.42 % 630.13 m 123.26 %