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Mobile communications and Internet in Saint Kitts and Nevis

The development of telecommunications in Saint Kitts and Nevis is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +1-869, there were a total of 72,403 connections in 2021. Among them were 56,703 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

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

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Internet speed for cell phones and fixed network

With an average download speed of 45.88 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Kitts and Nevis ranks 94th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 11.70 Mbit/second was significantly lower (122nd place).

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in April 2023 from 180 countries.

Mobile phone rates in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Every year, the International Telecommunication Union calculates for many countries what a mobile phone contract costs to use. A monthly budget averaging US$ 41.80 was calculated Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2021. This is about the same value as in the previous year.

The ITU refers to the costs for monthly use and includes 140 telephony minutes, 70 text messages and a data transfer of 2 GBytes. The transfer speed should be the minimum of a 3G connection, i.e. at least UMTS, which is already outdated in many parts of the world. 2 GBytes do not sound much. However, this is already quite a high consumption in a worldwide comparison. If one does not take a fixed amount in US dollars, but converts it to the economic output per inhabitant, a user in Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.6% of his gross national income on mobile telephony. Worldwide, this rate is around 6.6 percent.

In the USA, the monthly cost was around $38.10.

Lack of network coverage with 5G

A modern 5G network does not yet exist in Saint Kitts and Nevis (as of 2021). The penetration rate of 4G, i.e., mobile communications with at least LTE speed, was recently 100 percent. In other words, zero people in the country had to make do with a maximum Internet speed of the outdated UMTS standard (or even less).

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 Kitts and Nevis from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Saint Kitts and Nevis 2002 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerSaint Kitts and Nevis is doing very well in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 79 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 42 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 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

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Distribution in 2021Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Internet users37,833.9579.47 %304.52 m91.75 %
Broadband users20,120.0042.26 %125.89 m37.93 %
Landlines15,700.0032.98 %97.82 m29.47 %
Mobile cellulars56,703.00119.11 %361.66 m108.97 %

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