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 2.51 million connections in 2019. Among them were 2.16 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.6 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Trinidad and Tobago is back. Around 77% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 25% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 241,690 webhosts, Trinidad and Tobago is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 71.73 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Trinidad and Tobago ranked 53rd in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 41.25 Mbit/second (46th 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, Trinidad and Tobago comes 49th with a download speed of 40.66 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 14 Mbit was enough for 61st 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 Trinidad and Tobago from 1990 - 2019




Broadband internet in Trinidad and Tobago 2002 - 2019




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2019




Spreading in 2019Trinidad and Tobago
Total
Trinidad and Tobago
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users344,735.0024.71 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines343,385.0024.62 %166.16 m37.13 %
Mobile cellulars2.16 m155.11 %547.36 m122.31 %