Telecommunication in Suriname

Compared to the European Union, Suriname has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +597, there were a total of 906,600 connections in 2019. Among them were 813,844 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Suriname is back. Around 49% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 14% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 188 webhosts, Suriname is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different 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 subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Suriname 1990 - 2017




Broadband internet in Suriname 2002 - 2019




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones in Suriname 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019 Suriname
Total
Suriname
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users 80,320.00 13.82 % 157.90 m 35.28 %
Landlines 92,756.00 15.95 % 166.16 m 37.13 %
Mobile cellulars 813,844.00 139.99 % 547.36 m 122.31 %