Telecommunication on the Virgin IslandsCompared to the European Union, the Virgin Islands has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +1809, there were a total of 156,300 connections in 2019. Among them were 80,300 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.74 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, the Virgin Islands is back. Around 64% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 8% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 4,790 webhosts, the Virgin Islands is below the world's average by population.
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Development of telephone and internet connectionsThe 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
Landlines 1990 - 2019
Mobile phones 1990 - 2005
|Spreading in 2019||Virgin Islands|
|Internet users||68,670.84||64.38 %||382.04 m||85.43 %|
|Broadband users||9,000.00||8.44 %||158.30 m||35.40 %|
|Landlines||76,000.00||71.25 %||165.48 m||37.00 %|