Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Communications - 2021


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Telephones - fixed lines

total subscriptions: 12,934

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 12.74 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 188

Telephones - mobile cellular

total subscriptions: 102,700

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 101.15 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 193

Telecommunication systems

general assessment: adequate island-wide, fully automatic telephone system; broadband access; expanded FttP (Fiber to the Home) markets; LTE launches; regulatory development; telecom sector contributes greatly to the overall GDP; telecom sector is a growth area (2020)

domestic: fixed-line teledensity exceeds 12 per 100 persons and mobile-cellular teledensity is about 93 per 100 persons (2019)

international: country code - 1-784; landing points for the ECFS, CARCIP and Southern Caribbean Fiber submarine cables providing connectivity to US and Caribbean Islands; connectivity also provided by VHF/UHF radiotelephone from Saint Vincent to Barbados; SHF radiotelephone to Grenada and Saint Lucia; access to Intelsat earth station in Martinique through Saint Lucia (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

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Broadcasting Corporation operates 1 TV station and 5 repeater stations that provide near total coverage to the multi-island state; multi-channel cable TV service available; a partially government-funded national radio service broadcasts on 1 station and has 2 repeater stations; about a dozen privately owned radio stations and repeater stations

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Internet users

total: 22,803

percent of population: 22.39% (July 2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 208

Broadband - fixed subscriptions

total: 22,491

subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 22.15 (2019 est.)

country comparison to the world: 153

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

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