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 6.40 million connections in 2019. Among them were 6.40 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.57 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. Back to overview: Haiti
Development of telephone and internet connections
With an average download speed of 12.56 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Haiti ranked 152nd in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 11.94 Mbit/second (126th 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, Haiti comes 113rd with a download speed of 18.22 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was only enough for 103rd 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 Haiti from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in Haiti 2012 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019