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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 241,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 203,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.1 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 100 webhosts, Saint Lucia is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 69 million 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 69.38 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Lucia ranked 45th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 25.33 Mbit/second was significantly lower (56th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 44th 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 February 2022 from 180 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 - 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% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 18% 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



Distribution in 2020Saint Lucia
Total
Saint Lucia
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users97,874.2653.30 %379.48 m84.74 %
Broadband users33,000.0017.97 %163.72 m36.56 %
Landlines38,000.0020.69 %160.15 m35.76 %
Mobile cellulars203,000.00110.55 %540.56 m120.71 %

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