Telecommunication on the Virgin Islands

Compared 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 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




Landlines 1990 - 2019




Mobile phones 1990 - 2005




Spreading in 2019Virgin Islands
Total
Virgin Islands
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Broadband users9,000.008.44 %157.90 m35.28 %
Landlines76,000.0071.27 %166.16 m37.13 %