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Bahamas The Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 86,484 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 22 (2020 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 466,000 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 115 (2020 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: the two local providers ensure  good telecoms coverage across the archipelago; fiber-to-home investments have been prioritized with 5G adoption pending (2023)

domestic: 22 per 100 fixed-line, 115 per 100 mobile-cellular (2020)

international: country code - 1-242; landing points for the ARCOS-1, BICS, Bahamas 2-US, and BDSN fiber-optic submarine cables that provide links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2; the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network links all of the major islands; (2019)

Broadcast media

The Bahamas has 4 major TV providers that provide service to all major islands in the archipelago; 1 TV station is operated by government-owned, commercially run Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB) and competes freely with 4 privately owned TV stations; multi-channel cable TV subscription service is widely available; there are 32 licensed broadcast (radio) service providers, 31 are privately owned FM radio stations operating on New Providence, Grand Bahama Island, Abaco Island, and on smaller islands in the country; the BCB operates a multi-channel radio broadcasting network that has national coverage; the sector is regulated by the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (2019)

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Internet users

total: 385,400 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 94% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 83,000 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (2020 est.)

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