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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 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.87 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

With about 305 webhosts, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 14 million of these, or about 5 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 53.51 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ranked 60th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 20.44 Mbit/second was significantly lower (73rd 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 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 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 Vincent and the Grenadines from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2001 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerSaint Vincent and the Grenadines is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 22% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 22% 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 Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Broadband users24,733.0022.29 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines12,483.0011.25 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars97,059.0087.48 %540.56 m120.80 %

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