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Telecommunication in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Compared to the European Union, Saint Kitts and Nevis is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 93,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 78,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.5 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

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 27.84 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Kitts and Nevis ranked 103rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 10.74 Mbit/second was significantly lower (102nd place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 5th 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 April 2022 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 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerSaint Kitts and Nevis is doing very well in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 81% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 56% 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 Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Broadband users30,000.0056.40 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines15,000.0028.20 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars78,000.00146.64 %540.56 m120.80 %

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