Guernsey Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 36,547

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 60 (July 2016 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 71,249

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 113 (July 2016 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: high performance global connections with quality service; connections to major cities around the world to rival and attract future investment and future needs of islanders and businesses (2018)

domestic: fixed-line 60 per 100 and mobile-cellular 113 per 100 persons (2019)

international: country code - 44; landing points for Guernsey-Jersey, HUGO, INGRID, Channel Islands -9 Liberty and UK-Channel Islands-7 submarine cable to UK and France (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

multiple UK terrestrial TV broadcasts are received via a transmitter in Jersey with relays in Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney; satellite packages are available; BBC Radio Guernsey and 1 other radio station operating

Internet country code


Internet users

total: 55,050

percent of population: 83.3% (July 2016 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Guernsey 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 Guernsey 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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