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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 981,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 856,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 24,936 webhosts, Guyana is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 48 million of these, or about 0 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 34.36 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Guyana ranked 93rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 16.12 Mbit/second was significantly lower (88th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 44th 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 February 2022 from 180 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 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerGuyana is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 37% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 12% 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 2020Guyana
Broadband users95,000.0012.08 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines125,000.0015.89 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars856,000.00108.83 %540.56 m120.71 %

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