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Cayman Islands Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 36,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 53 (2021 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 100,000 (2021 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 150 (2021 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: the telecom sector has seen a decline in subscriber numbers (particularly for prepaid mobile services the mainstay of short term visitors) and revenue; fixed and mobile broadband services are two areas that have benefited from the crisis as employees and students have resorted to working from home; one area of the telecom market that is not prepared for growth is 5G mobile; governments, regulators, and even the mobile network operators have shown that they have not been investing in 5G opportunities at the present time; network expansion and enhancements remain concentrated around improving LTE coverage (2021)

domestic: 53 per 100 fixed-line and 150 per 100 mobile-cellular (2021)

international: country code - 1-345; landing points for the Maya-1, Deep Blue Cable, and the Cayman-Jamaica Fiber System submarine cables that provide links to the US and parts of Central and South America; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2019)

Broadcast media

4 TV stations; cable and satellite subscription services offer a variety of international programming; government-owned Radio Cayman operates 2 networks broadcasting on 5 stations; 10 privately owned radio stations operate alongside Radio Cayman

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Internet users

total: 55,148 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 81.1% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 3,200 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 49 (2020 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Cayman Islands on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cayman Islands 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cayman Islands 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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