Telecommunication in Saint Lucia

Compared to the European Union, Saint Lucia is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 221,413 connections in 2019. Among them were 184,944 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, Saint Lucia is back. Around 51% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 18% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 100 webhosts, Saint Lucia is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 40.91 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Lucia ranked 85th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 13.81 Mbit/second was significantly lower (112nd 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, Saint Lucia comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th 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 Saint Lucia from 1990 - 2019




Broadband internet in Saint Lucia 2003 - 2019




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Saint Lucia
Total
Saint Lucia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users32,265.0017.65 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines36,469.0019.95 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars184,944.00101.18 %547.36 m122.31 %