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 115,634 connections in 2019. Among them were 102,700 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.93 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 20% 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 41.52 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ranked 83rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 7.7 Mbit/second was significantly lower (155th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 13th 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 November 2020 from 176 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 - 2019




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Total
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users21,585.0019.52 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines12,934.0011.70 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars102,700.0092.87 %547.36 m122.31 %