Saint Kitts and Nevis Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 17,766

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33.23 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 180

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 78,970

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 147.71 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 197

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: good interisland and international connections; broadband access; expanded FttP (Fiber to the Home) and LTE markets; regulatory development; telecom sector contributes greatly to the overall GDP; telecom sector is a growth area (2020)

domestic: interisland links via ECFS; fixed-line teledensity about 33 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity is roughly 148 per 100 persons (2019)

international: country code - 1-869; landing points for the ECFS, Southern Caribbean Fiber and the SSCS submarine cables providing connectivity for numerous Caribbean Islands (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

the government operates a national TV network that broadcasts on 2 channels; cable subscription services provide access to local and international channels; the government operates a national radio network; a mix of government-owned and privately owned broadcasters operate roughly 15 radio stations

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Internet users

total: 42,852

percent of population: 80.71% (July 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 200

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 16,400

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 31 (2017 est.)

country comparison to the world: 162

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

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