Telecommunication in Saint Kitts and Nevis

The development of telecommunications in Saint Kitts and Nevis is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 94,171 connections in 2020. Among them were 76,878 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.5 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Saint Kitts and Nevis is back. Around 81% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 16% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 54 webhosts, Saint Kitts and Nevis is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 35.45 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Kitts and Nevis ranked 103rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 15.20 Mbit/second was significantly lower (126th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 25th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 September 2021 from 181 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 Kitts and Nevis from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Saint Kitts and Nevis 2002 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019