British Virgin Iss Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 7,640

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20.88 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 195

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 72,589

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 198.38 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 200

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: good overall telephone service; major expansion sectors include the mobile telephony and data segments, which continue to appeal to operator investment; several operators licensed to provide services within individual markets, most of them are small and localized; telecommunication contributes to overall GDP (2020)

domestic: fixed-line connections exceed 21 per 100 persons and mobile cellular subscribership is roughly 198 per 100 persons (2019)

international: country code - 1-284; landing points for PCCS, ECFS, CBUS, Deep Blue Cable, East-West, PAN-AM, Americas-1, Southern Caribbean Fiber, Columbus- IIb, St Thomas - St Croix System, Taino-Carib, and Americas I- North via submarine cable to Caribbean, Central and South America, and US (2019)

note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally; since 2020, some aspects of the telecom sector have experienced downturn, particularly in mobile device production; many network operators delayed upgrades to infrastructure; progress towards 5G implementation was postponed or slowed in some countries; consumer spending on telecom services and devices was affected by large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes; the crucial nature of telecom services as a tool for work and school from home became evident, and received some support from governments

Broadcast media

1 private TV station; multi-channel TV is available from cable and satellite subscription services; about a half-dozen private radio stations

Internet country code


Internet users

total: 27,818

percent of population: 77.7% (July 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 207

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 4,715

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 13 (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 180

NOTE: The information regarding British Virgin Iss on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of British Virgin Iss 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about British Virgin Iss 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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