Telecommunication in Puerto Rico

Compared to the European Union, Puerto Rico has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 4.03 million connections in 2018. Among them were 3.33 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, Puerto Rico is back. Around 71% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 19% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 469 webhosts, Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Puerto Rico 2001 - 2018




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2018




Mobile phones in Puerto Rico 1990 - 2018




Spreading in 2018 Puerto Rico
Total
Puerto Rico
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 609,027.00 19.07 % 152.50 m 34.13 %
Landlines 703,266.00 22.02 % 171.14 m 38.31 %
Mobile cellulars 3.33 m 104.29 % 545.16 m 122.02 %