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Telecommunication in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Compared to the European Union, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 109,542 connections in 2020. Among them were 97,059 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.87 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is back. Around 22% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 22% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 305 webhosts, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 53.77 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ranked 82nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 11.95 Mbit/second was significantly lower (144th 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 Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Vincent and the Grenadines from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2001 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Total
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users24,494.0022.08 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines12,483.0011.25 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars97,059.0087.48 %541.96 m121.03 %