Telecommunication in Jamaica
Compared to the European Union
, Jamaica is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1876, there were a total of 3.42 million connections in 2019. Among them were 3.02 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.0 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Jamaica is back. Around 55% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 11% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 3,906 webhosts, Jamaica is below the world's average by population. Back to overview: Jamaica
Development of telephone and internet connections
With an average download speed of 36.39 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Jamaica ranked 90th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 14.54 Mbit/second was significantly lower (110th 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, Jamaica comes 57th with a download speed of 36.35 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 12 Mbit was enough for 82nd 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 Jamaica from 1990 - 2019
Broadband internet in Jamaica 2001 - 2019
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2019