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Telecommunication in Haiti

Compared to the European Union, Haiti is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +509, there were a total of 6.85 m connections in 2019. Among them were 6.84 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.61 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Haiti is back. Around 32% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 555 webhosts, Haiti is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 13.40 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Haiti ranked 147th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 12.64 Mbit/second (123rd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Haiti comes 125th with a download speed of 16.25 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was only enough for 107th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 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 Haiti from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Haiti 2012 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Haiti
Total
Haiti
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users3.66 m32.47 %382.31 m85.43 %
Broadband users31,100.000.28 %158.30 m35.37 %
Landlines5,952.000.05 %165.48 m36.98 %
Mobile cellulars6.84 m60.76 %542.60 m121.25 %