Telecommunication in Trinidad and TobagoThe development of telecommunications in Trinidad and Tobago is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +1-868, there were a total of 2.34 million connections in 2021. Among them were 2.00 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.
With about 241,690 webhosts, Trinidad and Tobago is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 476 of these, or about 0 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsWith an average download speed of 89.07 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Trinidad and Tobago ranks 42nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 26.96 Mbit/second was significantly lower (71st place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Trinidad and Tobago comes 72nd with a download speed of 28.97 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was enough for 71st place.
The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2023 from 180 countries.
This is how much a mobile phone contract costs in Trinidad and TobagoEvery year, the International Telecommunication Union calculates for many countries what a mobile phone contract costs to use. A monthly budget averaging US$ 32.60 was calculated Trinidad and Tobago in 2021. Compared to the previous year, this amount increased by 6 cents.
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 The transfer speed should be the minimum of a 3G connection, i.e. at least UMTS, which is already outdated in many parts of the world. 2 GBytes do not sound much.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 Trinidad and Tobago 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 $41.80.
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 Trinidad and Tobago from 1990 - 2021
Broadband internet in Trinidad and Tobago 2002 - 2021Trinidad and Tobago is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 79 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 24 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
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Mobile phones 1990 - 2021
|Distribution in 2021||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Trinidad and Tobago|
|Internet users||1.21 m||79.00 %||304.52 m||91.75 %|
|Broadband users||370,887.00||24.31 %||125.89 m||37.93 %|
|Landlines||341,434.00||22.38 %||97.82 m||29.47 %|
|Mobile cellulars||2.00 m||130.88 %||361.66 m||108.97 %|