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Telecommunication in Trinidad and Tobago

The development of telecommunications in Trinidad and Tobago is roughly equivalent to the average of the European Union. Under the country code +296, there were a total of 2.31 million connections in 2020. Among them were 1.99 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.

With about 241,690 webhosts, Trinidad and Tobago is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 476 million of these, or about 0 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 76.66 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Trinidad and Tobago ranked 43rd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 25.13 Mbit/second was significantly lower (58th 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, Trinidad and Tobago comes 71st with a download speed of 27.09 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 10 Mbit was only enough for 76th 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 Trinidad and Tobago from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Trinidad and Tobago 2002 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerTrinidad and Tobago is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 77% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 27% 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 2020Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Broadband users376,771.0026.92 %163.72 m36.59 %
Landlines323,905.0023.14 %160.15 m35.79 %
Mobile cellulars1.99 m142.05 %540.56 m120.80 %

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