Telecommunication in Dominica

Compared to the European Union, Dominica is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 78,431 connections in 2018. Among them were 75,771 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Dominica is back. Around 70% 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 723 webhosts, Dominica 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 in Dominica 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Dominica 2000 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Dominica 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Dominica
Total
Dominica
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 11,514.00 16.08 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 2,660.00 3.71 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 75,771.00 105.79 % 545.16 m 122.02 %