Honduras Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 490,103

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5.38 (2019 est.)

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 7,559,829

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 82.92 (2019 est.)

Telecommunication systems

general assessment:

among the poorest countries in Central America, Honduras has a neglected telecom sector complicated by political stalemate and geographic challenges; mobile subscribership is growing; DSL and cable Internet available in urban areas but expensive; government proposed ICT master plan to boost e-government and business, including free Internet to households; US based network ready to deploy 5G (2021)


domestic: private sub-operators allowed to provide fixed lines in order to expand telephone coverage contributing to a small increase in fixed-line teledensity 5 per 100; mobile-cellular subscribership is roughly 73 per 100 persons (2019)

international: country code - 504; landing points for both the ARCOS and the MAYA-1 fiber-optic submarine cable systems that together provide connectivity to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); connected to Central American Microwave System (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 privately owned terrestrial TV networks, supplemented by multiple cable TV networks; Radio Honduras is the lone government-owned radio network; roughly 300 privately owned radio stations

Internet country code


Internet users

total: 2,853,505

percent of population: 31.7% (July 2018 est.)

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 390,377

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 4.28 (2019 est.)

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

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