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Telecommunication in Saint Lucia

Compared to the United States, Saint Lucia has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 241,000 connections in 2021. Among them were 203,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about one hundred webhosts, Saint Lucia is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 69 of these, or about 69 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 74.82 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Lucia ranks 54th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 24.56 Mbit/second was significantly lower (78th place).

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in December 2022 from 178 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 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in Saint Lucia from 1990 - 2020

Broadband internet in Saint Lucia 2003 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerSaint Lucia is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 53 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 18 percent 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

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