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Suriname Communications - 2024


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 108,250 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2022 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 928,840 (2022 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 150 (2022 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment:

Suriname is the smallest nation on the South American continent, with about 580,000 inhabitants; the only Dutch-speaking nation in South America, it has close affinities with the Caribbean, and is a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM); the country’s fixed-line infrastructure is reasonably reliable in the more populated coastal region, though poor in the interior; fixed teledensity and broadband penetration are slightly lower than average for Latin America and the Caribbean, while mobile penetration is significantly above the regional average and much higher than would be expected given the country’s relatively low GDP per capita; many Surinamese have up to three mobile lines with different providers, which has pushed up penetration figures although the number of subscribers has fallen in recent years as consumers have responded to economic pressures


domestic: fixed-line is 18 per 100 and mobile-cellular teledensity is 150 telephones per 100 persons (2022)

international: country code - 597; landing point for the SG-SCS submarine cable linking South America with the Caribbean; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2019)

Broadcast media

2 state-owned TV stations; 1 state-owned radio station; multiple private radio and TV stations (2019)

Internet country code


Internet users

total: 402,600 (2021 est.)

percent of population: 66% (2021 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 92,270 (2020 est.)

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (2020 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Suriname 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 Suriname 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Suriname 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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