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 0.83 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.


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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 Guyana 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Guyana 2005 - 2017




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2017




Mobile phones in Guyana 1990 - 2017