Telecommunication in Guyana
Compared to the European Union
, Guyana is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +592, there were a total of 779,005 connections in 2019. Among them were 643,210 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.82 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Guyana is back. Around 37% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 8% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 24,936 webhosts, Guyana is below the world's average by population. Back to overview: Guyana
Development of telephone and internet connections
With an average download speed of 40.82 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Guyana ranked 86th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 15.02 Mbit/second was significantly lower (108th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th place.
In mobile internet
, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Guyana comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.
The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in November 2020 from 176 countries.
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 in Guyana from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in Guyana 2005 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019