Symbol image: cell tower

Telecommunication on the Virgin Islands

Compared to the United States, the Virgin Islands has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 156,000 connections in 2020. Among them were 80,000 mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.75 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 4,790 webhosts, the Virgin Islands is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 69 million of these, or about 1 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

Back to overview: Virgin Islands

Development of telephone and internet connections

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 on the Virgin Islands from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet on the Virgin Islands 2004 - 2019

Symbol image: cell towerThe Virgin Islands is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 64% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 8% 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 2020Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands
Landlines76,000.0071.50 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars80,000.0075.27 %351.48 m106.03 %

United States: TelecommunicationTelecommunication in the United StatesComparison of technological development and communication in the United States with the countries of the European Union
United States: EarthquakeRecent earthquakes and their magnitudes in the United StatesEarthquakes and their intensities in the United States
Infected and deaths by the corona virus (COVID 19)Spread of the Corona virus Covid19 (SARS-CoV-2)Worldwide development of the number of cases and deaths due to the corona virus.